C04-a Differences in Indirect Cost Between Families Receiving Family Integrated Care (FICare) and Standard Care in Level II NICUs
The purpose of this study was to examine out-of-pocket cost differences between families receiving Family Integrated Care (FICare) and standard care in Level II NICUs.
Following this presentation, learners will:
1. Understand the components of the Alberta Family Integrated Care model of care.
2. Understand the type and amount of out-of-pocket costs incurred by parents of moderate and late preterm infants admitted to a level II NICU.
3. Apply knowledge of the economic costs to care of parents of moderate and late preterm infants in NICU to support practice and policy changes in NICU.
Jacqueline Wilson, RN, BN, MN Student, Faculty of Nursing, University of Calgary, Calgary, AB, Canada
Karen Benzies, BScN, MN, PhD, RN, Professor and Associate Dean, Research, Faculty of Nursing, University of Calgary, Calgary, AB, Canada
C04-b Improving the Rate and Timing of Collection and Administration of Oral Immune Therapy for Newborns Admitted to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
The purpose of this presentation is to highlight the importance of OIT and that timely administration depends on timely collection. We want to highlight the coming together of individuals from four units across a program to develop a plan to improve the quality of care delivered to our smallest patients. In order to be successful we needed to involve staff from all disciplines and from all areas, but also the families so that they might advocate and be active participants in the timely collection and administration of OIT.
1. Understand the benefits of OIT for the neonatal population.
2. Understand the Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) process and the benefit of engaging staff from all areas within a program and at all levels to be involved in improving quality of care.
3. Discuss the involvement of families in the process of collecting OIT and how we empowered them to be engaged in the process beginning in the antenatal period through to NICU admission.
Caroline Dunnett, RN, BScN, Clinical Leader, Hamilton Health Sciences, Dundas, ON, Canada
Lyndsay Martin-Kowalyk, RN, BScN, BA, MSc, Clinical Leader, Hamilton Health Sciences, Dundas, ON, Canada