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Join Structured Quality Improvement with VON
VON quality improvement collaboratives use custom reporting and the latest evidence to affect health outcomes, family experiences, and other goals of your center or unit.
By focusing on practices and processes related to teamwork, communication, families as partners, health equity, and QI fundamentals, teams aim to establish sustainable improvement that contributes to the evolution of newborn care for all.
New Membership Benefits, including QI Course for All Staff
New benefits for VON members support quality improvement, education, and communication among members.
All members have access to the VON Community Forum and Improvement Science Virtual Expo (launching mid-October).
All staff at centers enrolled in the Quality Circle (including iNICQ) or NICQ can participate in new courses:
- QI Foundations: Build a shared foundation for all health care professionals and parent partners involved in improving care for infants and families through structured QI methodology, optimizing teamwork, and integrating families as partners.
- Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome: Address the impact of NAS on families and infants by engaging the entire multidisciplinary care community in education about updated evidence-based practices.
- Antibiotic Stewardship: Introduce standardized protocols and evidence-based practices to reduce overuse of antibiotics in newborn care.
Measuring the Impact of COVID-19 on Families and Care Teams
The VON SONPM COVID-19 Impact Audit for September closes on October 8. IF your center has not already participated, we encourage you to join the more than 500 centers who participated in the audits in April, May, and June. We are continuing to learn of important impacts on staff and families, even from centers that have experienced low numbers of cases.
Advancing Genomic Medicine in Newborn Care
Film Screening and Parent Panel Discussion
Join us to view the documentary Life to Come and participate in a discussion with a parent panel after the film. The film documents the hope, fear, and fatigue of a mother after the severely premature birth of her twins.
There is no cost to attend this event.
Wednesday, October 28, 2020 at 2:00-4:00 p.m. (Eastern Time).
AAP/VON Scholars and QI in Fellowship/Early Career Roles
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Division of Neonatology, Johns Hopkins University
Staff Neonatologist, Mount Sinai Hospital, Assistant Professor, University of Toronto
Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine Fellow, University of Vermont Children’s Hospital
Neonatology Fellow, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Resuscitation Opportunities for Fellows of VLBW Infants
Looking for a Starting Point to Practice Social (Not Just Technical) Medicine?
All events below are recorded and available online after the event date. See the VON calendar for all event information. All events are listed in Eastern Time.
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