NICU Staff Education and Family Support
Supporting NICU Staff and Families through the NICU experience.
The Wellness Network and My NICU Network partner to provide high-quality NICU Staff Education and Family Support.
Beyond delivering critical care to one of the most vulnerable patient populations, NICU leaders are tasked with providing meaningful resources to help both staff and families navigate their day-to-day NICU experience. The Wellness Network, through a partnership with My NICU Network, is proud to provide NICU Staff Education and Family Support, timely hospital staff education, and NICU family support resources to hospital NICU departments across the US. This programming offers a critical bridge between staff education and family support resources, so NICU staff have the tools they need to support and engage NICU families coping with this intense and complicated environment.
Created by professionals and “experts by experience” (with quotes from over 100 NICU graduate parents), Caring for NICU Babies and their Families: Providing Psychosocial Support in the NICU is a 7-module online continuing education series. Modules provide much-needed staff training and education to improve psychosocial support and family-centered developmental care. The courses simultaneously bring research and the parent voice to the forefront to deliver the only education of its kind to the NICU professional space. The program modules, which can be taken individually or as the full course, offer CEU credit accredited by PAC/LAC.
7 Module Series & Family Support Resources
- Emotional Support of NICU Parents
- Communication Skills
- Peer-To-Peer Support
- Family Centered Developmental Care
- Palliative and Bereavement Care
- Discharge Planning and Follow Up Support
- Caring for the Caregiver: Staff Support
Family Support Resources
The Wellness Network’s Neonatal Video and Resource Library offers guideline-compliant educational resources to help parents and extended family members understand procedures, protocols, medical conditions, and infant care so they can better adapt to baby’s NICU stay and prepare for taking care of baby once they head home. This library, when paired with our Integrative Medicine Library, can be an effective and welcome tool to help families successfully navigate the NICU experience and transition home.
The Wellness Network, National Perinatal Association, Patient+Family Care and Preemie Parent Alliance are grateful for Medela’s support of NICU Staff Education and Family Support.