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Developmental Care

Developmental care translates into Les soins du développement in French. It is an individualized approach of care that aims at reaching the optimal potential of development in sick or premature infants admitted in neonatal units.   This approach is based on the interpretation of newborns’ behavioral cues , and on specific interventions to maximize their adaptation to the outside environment by decreasing toxic stress and improving the participation of parents as active partners in the care of their infants. This philosophy of care allows us not only to promote and maximize the neurosensory integration essential to these infants’ neurological development, but also to diminish, and even prevent in some cases, long-term neurodevelopmental complications. Thus, it is neuroprotective.

We offer theoretical educationnal programs in health care institutions as well as in conferences.  Also, a follow-up program for clinical integration is offered in NICUs as well as in community settings for professional evolving in neonatalogy and perinatology. These services  are aimed mainly at health care professionals evolving in NICUs or in community settings, and are available in Canada as well as overseas.

Our training include many trainins in developmental care, we offer numerous training and conferences in neonatalogy and perinatality, like a training on the clinical/physical exam of the newborn.

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E.C.N.N.: Clinical exam of the newborn (G) Training

Team training - offered in institution - provided in french

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E.C.N.N.: Clinical exam of the newborn (G) Training

Team training - offered in institution - provided in french

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P.I.S.D.: Educational program on the implementation of developmental care in neonatal units Training

Training program on the institutional implementation of developmental care in NICU, credited for 4H of CNE.

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