An evidence-based educational program, Caring for Families and Ourselves in the NICU© is for all NICU staff that is offered in real time, at the bedside and utilizes experiential learning concepts. Presenting the theoretical constructs and clinical practices within daily activities and interactions of the staff with families and each other facilitates integration of the education into the values, attitudes, and practices of the staff in a timely and effective manner. Cheryl also models the behaviors, attitudes and practices discussed within the curriculum. The program is relationship-based, with Cheryl developing positive, caring and respectful relationships with the staff. Using the tenets of Infant Mental Health, Cheryl nurtures and supports the staff in their work so they are able to nurture and support their patients, their families and their co-workers.
Cheryl provides education with PowerPoint presentations in four modules presented in the following order based on current research and her expertise:
Module 1: Self-Care in the NICU: Taking Care of Yourself and Your Co-Workers
Module 2: Parents as Partners in Care in the NICU
Module 3: Grief: Losing the Anticipated Pregnancy and Baby
Module 4: De-escalating Challenging Situations in the NICU
The Children’s Hospital at Loma Linda University just completed this program. Please contact the NICU Nursing Director, Tristine Bates at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn about their experience!
Please contact Cheryl for more information on this innovative and successful staff professional development program!