Development Care is a partnership with the purpose of consultation, education / training, development of training programs and support in the implementation of developmental care in neonatal units as well as other training in neonatalogy and perinatalogy.

Our services are offered to health care professionals evolving in neonatalogy and perinatalogy, in hospital as well as community settings, and in Canada as well as overseas.

Nurses, nurse practitionners, neonatologists, pediatricians and respiratory therapists are directly targeted for their implication in patient care.  However, other health care professionals, like occupational therapists, physical therapists, psychologists, social workers, laboratory and radiology technicians, are also invited to participate in our multi-disciplinary educational program.

Moreover, since the success of developmental care implementation on a neonatal unit depends also on administrative support, being it financial or in terms of resources, our educational programs also target administrative agents in position of power. The creation of a change and implementation team is esential and supported by a leading practice of Accreditation Canada as well as the latest institutional implementation guidelines for neuroprotective development care.

We offer our consultation services by phone or in NICUs to help:

  1. Identify the needs of the neonatal unit
  2. Create a developmental care implementation plan as per the new institutional implementation guidelines.
  3. Coaching and assistance in the implementation of this action plan.
  4. Develop new neonatal unit that meet the reccommended standards of neonatal ICU design and the guidelines in developmental care

Implementation support

Following the educational program, we remain available for support to long-term implementation of developmental care on the neonatal unit.  This can be done by occasional follow-up consultations or as  external expert consultants sitting on a developmental care committee created following the recommendations of the institutional implementation of developmental neuroprotectice care guidelines in the NICU. 

Contact us for a consultation or more information.