TECaN/VON Helping Babies Breathe Co-Facilitators

We are pleased to announce our first TECaN/VON HBB Co-facilitator Scholarships for the 2018 Helping Babies Breathe (HBB) 2nd edition Master Trainer Course, co-sponsored by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Section on Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine (SONPM) and Vermont Oxford Network (VON).  Congratulations to the 2018 award recipients! (Left to Right in photo) Megan Kirkley, MD, […]

Howard Cohen’s Reflections on the 2018 Annual Quality Congress

As we traveled to Chicago last week for NICQ, iNICQ and the VON Quality Congress we were all aware that the 6000 UNITE HERE Local 1 Hotel workers were on strike and picketing outside our host hotel and 25 other downtown Chicago hotels. The strike started on September 7 focused primarily on all workers getting […]

VON teams lead the way for Antibiotic Stewardship in Newborn Care

VON Teams Lead the Way for Antibiotic Stewardship in Newborn Care During the United Nations (UN) General Assembly in New York on September 25, 2018, the United States announced the AMR Challenge—the most ambitious global initiative to date to combat the growing threat of antibiotic resistance (AR or AMR). This unprecedented challenge, led by the […]

Vermont Oxford Rady Children’s Genomic Network Launched at 2018 Annual Quality Congress

Vermont Oxford Network and Rady Children’s Institute for Genomic Medicine (RCIGM) are collaborating to create a learning network for multidisciplinary neonatal care teams. The Genomic Network will advance research and implementation of evidence-based precision medicine to improve the quality and value of care for acutely ill newborn infants. Participation in the Genomic Network is a […]

VON Day Audit Identifies Improvement Opportunities for iNICQ Teams

Antibiotic overuse and misuse is a worldwide challenge and antibiotics are one of the most commonly prescribed agents for newborns.  Currently more than 140 teams are working together to address this challenge in VON’s internet-based quality improvement collaborative (iNICQ: Choosing Antibiotics Wisely) offered in partnership with the CDC. In February, teams enrolled in iNICQ: Choosing […]

Welcome Yolanda Ogbolu to the VON Board of Directors

This winter, Vermont Oxford Network welcomed Yolanda Ogbolu, PhD, CRNP, FAAN, to the board of directors. Dr. Ogbolu is an assistant professor at the University of Maryland School of Nursing and the director of its Office of Global Health, and she has more than 20 years of experience as a neonatal nurse practitioner in NICUs […]

Press Release: Delayed cord clamping results presented at 2017 Annual Quality Congress

Wait a minute! Clamping the umbilical cord later saves preterm babies’ lives Thousands of preterm babies could be saved by waiting 60 seconds before clamping the umbilical cord after birth instead of clamping it immediately – according to two international studies supported by hundreds of parents and professionals worldwide and coordinated by the National Health […]

2017 Annual Quality Congress

The VON Annual Quality Congress begins this week in Chicago, IL. During the week many VON staff members will be traveling to Chicago to assist with preparations for and support of the meeting. Between 10/24/17 and 10/30/17 the VON offices will remain open but will be operating on limited staff. We appreciate your patience during […]

Your VON Newsletter – September 2017

Email not displaying correctly? View it in your browser Your VON Newsletter Learn, Measure, Share, and Improve What’s New? Vermont Oxford Network’s vision is to create worldwide connections that lead to improved outcomes for high-risk infants. We’re pleased to introduce two resources to connect you with information designed to help improve care: NICU by the […]

VON 2017 Labor Day Closing

The offices of Vermont Oxford Network will be closed on Monday, September 4th, 2017 for the Labor Day holiday.  We will be back to normal business hours on Tuesday, September 5th. Thank you!