Thanks to the efforts of Michelle Clements at WakeMed a meeting was held for NICU Family Educators to discuss family discharge readiness programs and resources - an excellent opportunity for ongoing collaboration as we all strive to deliver excellence in Family Centered Care.  View the agenda here.

Susan Gutierrez's presentation on 'Discharge Management' is available here.

Michelle Clements presentation on 'Establishing a Successful Discharge Readiness Program in the NICU' is available here.

 The group is hoping to meet again and some tentative discussion began around two projects; establishing parent education standards in the NICU, and developing an NICU guide that would available to parents.  To ensure you don't miss any future activities of this group send us an email.

It was a busy and interesting day:

FDE conference presenter


FDE conference

PQCNC V was held on Thursday, December 3rd, 2009 at the Friday Center in Chapel Hill. Click here for the agenda.  Highlights below...

Possible initiatives arose out of suggestions made by PQCNC members from across the state.  These suggestions in turn became presentations at PQCNC III 9a general membership meeting) and were voted on by the membershio at large based on feasibility and impact and became some of the initiatives on which we are currently working...

The presentations from that meeting follow below.

PQCNC Transition to Home Presentation


PQCNC Retinopathy of Prematurity Presentation


PQCNC Presentation

PQCNC Immunization Registry Presentation

PQCNC Family Expectations Presentation

PQCNC Bubble C-PAP Presentation