Patient Family & Community Engagement | Quality & Clinical Excellence | Patient and Care Partners | Pediatrics

Empowering Families in the NICU: The Transformative Impact of Family Integrated Care

Family Integrated Care (FIC) is a transformative approach in neonatal and pediatric units, redefining the landscape of family-centered healthcare. This webinar focuses on the importance of FIC for hospitalized infants, children, and their families. FIC recognizes the integral role of families and encourages their active participation in all aspects of their child’s care, transforming them into essential healthcare team members. FIC fosters a sense of empowerment and reduces parental stress. Moreover, it enhances parent-child bonding, positively impacting long-term neurodevelopmental outcomes. Implementing FIC strengthens parent-professional partnerships, improves patient safety, reduces medical errors, and reinforces the continuity of care from hospital to home, ensuring a smoother transition and reducing the likelihood of readmissions. In conclusion, as healthcare institutions increasingly embrace this approach, it is evident that FIC is a crucial element in the pursuit of comprehensive and compassionate healthcare for critically ill infants and children.

Learning Objectives
– Define parental trauma and the elements that cause distress in NICU parents.
– Explain the impact the visitation restrictions had on parents during the COVID-19 pandemic.
– Discuss the key components of implementing a family-integrated care approach in the NICU.
– Summarize the multifaceted benefits of family-integrated care for the child, family, and healthcare team.

Jaylee Hilliard, MSN, RN, NEA-BC, CPXP | NICU Parent | Senior Director of Clinical Strategy, AngelEye Health
Nicole Nyberg, MSN, APRN, NNP-BC | NICU Parent | Neonatal Nurse Practitioner, Cone Health | Founder & CEO, Empowering NICU Parents

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