Triple Continuing Education Accreditation

It is with great pleasure and pride that we announce that in the coming year VON will be able to provide CME, CNE and pharmacy continuing education credits. The University of Vermont College of Medicine, VON’s continuing education credit provider, has been awarded Joint Accreditation by the ACCME, ANCC and ACPE, allowing us to accredit […]

2015 Birth Year Reports are Available on Nightingale

Nightingale has been updated with 2015 comparison data and your center’s risk-adjusted results. A PDF version of your center’s 2015 Annual Report has been posted in the Report Download area of Nightingale. We encourage you to download and print this Annual Report. Your center’s Report Contact will receive a printed copy in the future. If you […]

Pediatrics Article on Improving Care for NAS

Standardizing Care Improves Outcomes For Infants Born With Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome Standardizing hospital care policies across institutions for infants diagnosed with drug withdrawal symptoms at birth reduces their length of treatment and hospitalization, according to new collaborative research led by Vermont Oxford Network, Vanderbilt and the University of Michigan Health System. Neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS) […]

VON Announces Antibiotics iNICQ Partnership with CDC

Vermont Oxford Network Launches Online NAS Training

Vermont Oxford Network Launches Online NAS Training – click here for more information.

Maintenance of Certification Part 4 Simplified!

 Learn about the new simplified process here.  

Vermont Oxford Network works with EHR vendor in effort to align data collection

Vermont Oxford Network is happy to announce we have worked with Epic on a new feature to enable abstraction of infant data for submission to VON’s Very Low Birth Weight and Expanded Database. The new feature allows participating VON members to view and input data for eligible infants from a single screen, and to prepare […]

What did 92 teams learn about safe pulse oximetry ?

What did 92 teams learn about safe oxygen saturations and compliance with safe pulse oximetry ranges and alarm limits from auditing 1133 infants in their units? Over 99% of those participating in the audit shared that the audit was useful, providing important insights into their units practice and opportunities for improvement. Although many units had […]

eNICQ 5.4 for 2015 is now available

Vermont Oxford Network is pleased to announce the release of version 5.4.2 of our eNICQ 5 software. This version includes: the ability to enter and submit data for infants born in 2015 an expanded list of transfer codes and improved upgrading of the transfer code list enhancements to the electronic data interface which allows users […]

Vermont Oxford Network Members Collaborate on Occlusive Wrap Clinical Trial

A randomized controlled trial conducted by 39 Vermont Oxford Network members found that occlusive wrap increased mean body temperature when used with preterm infants. The Heat Loss Prevention Trial (HeLP Trial) enrolled 817 infants born 24/0 to 27/6 weeks gestational age. Infants were assigned randomly to be wrapped or not wrapped immediately after birth. Wrapped […]