National Perinatal Association
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April 28-29, 2016 | Houston, Texas
Multidisciplinary and Collaborative Perinatal Decision Making in the 21st Century
WE ARE PROUD TO ANNOUNCE NPA's
Interdisciplinary Recommendations for Psychosocial Support of NICU Parents
In January 2014, the National Perinatal Association convened a group of thought leaders and stakeholders - neonatologists, obstetricians, nurses, nurse practitioners, nurse midwives, developmental care specialists, psychologists, social workers, public health experts, parent support group leaders and parents - to develop interdisciplinary guidelines for psychosocial support services for parents whose infants are hospitalized in neonatal intensive care units (NICUs).
This group convened with the common purpose of improving the level of psychosocial support provided to NICU parents as well as improving training and support for those who provide care in NICUs.The products of this interdisciplinary endeavour are:
You can download the Interdisciplinary Recommendations for Psychosocial Support of NICU Parents here, without the supporting narrative and references. Click here to view the full set of articles with references in the Supplement to the December, 2015 issue of Journal of Perinatology.
THANK YOU FOR JOINING US FOR
Pregnant Women, Drug Use, and NAS: Experts Share Science & Strategies That Help Women, Babies, and Families
NEW: Read NPA's Interdisciplinary Recommendations for Psychosocial Support of NICU Parents published in the December, 2015 issue of Journal of Perinatology.
NPA's Egg Freezing position paper is now available.
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View the revised 2015 NPA RSV Guidelines.
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Advocating for More Effective Healthcare for Drug-Using Women and Their Babies by Bernadette Hoppe, MA, JD, MPH
“All of the aspects of appropriate developmental care, which are needed for all babies, are even more necessary with fragile babies, including those exposed to opiates during pregnancy. As neonatologists, you have an important role to advocate for the highest level of evidence-based treatment for fragile babies.”