Quantum Caring for Parents (QCP) - NICU
Admission to the NICU is a stressful and frightening event! Whether your baby's hospital stay is short or long, your presence, your touch, your voice, and your love are very important for your baby's health. Caring Essentials Collaborative.
My preemie app
Created by experts and parents and designed to inform, comfort, organize, and engage, the MyPreemie app for preemie families promotes parent well-being and engagement in the NICU and beyond.
My premature baby
The app contains all the prematurity information from the Tommy's book: Having a premature baby. This book was published in 2011 and has received a Highly Commended Award in the British Medical Association Patient Information Awards (2014).
Peekaboo ICU PREEMIE App
Invaluable tool made specifically for parents of preemies. Designed to inform, inspire, and engage parents as they navigate their way through the NICU. Peekaboo ICU PREEMIE offers parents an empowering and educational guide to prematurity.
Caring essentials collaborative
Measurably transform the experience of care for hospitalized infants, their families, and the healthcare professionals who serve them to reflect a trauma-informed care paradigm by providing evidence-based education, coaching and mentoring.
Being a parent at the NICU - Card 1: Swaddled bath
The swaddled bath reproduces what the baby has known in the womb: the wrapping in the fetal position and the feeling of being surrounded by water and floating in weightlessness.
Being a parent at the NICU - Card 2: Kangaroo Care
The kangaroo method (MK) offers a privileged contact between the parent and the baby. It allows to create an environment comforting of which several elements recall the life in the belly of the mother.
Being a parent at the NICU - Card 3: Touch
The sense of touch of the baby is developing in the belly of the mom with the swallowing and the pressure of the amniotic fluid.
Being a parent at the NICU - Card 4: Diaper change
The traditional method of diaper change involves lifting the baby's bottom to gain access to the clean area and to replace the diaper. The premature baby does not tolerate this care well.
Being a parent at the NICU - Card 5: Swaddling
Swaddling allows your baby to feel a reassuring touch on his body: the blanket encompasses it as did the uterus and the amniotic fluid in the mother's womb.