Institute for Evidence-Based Practice

VON Grand Rounds

A free webinar and discussion series to advance evidence-based quality improvement in newborn care.

These online learning and discussion opportunities are supported by the work of dedicated VON teams and faculty and informed by the VON Institute for Evidence-Based Practice, and are intended to advance evidence into practice through sound quality improvement methods.

The general format is a video presentation followed by Q&A with faculty.

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Evidence to Practice: Management of Oxygen in Preterm Infants

Wednesday, May 15, 2024, 12:00-1:00 p.m. (Eastern Time)

Oxygen therapy is critical to the survival of sick preterm newborns. Although lifesaving, oxygen therapy can contribute to serious problems, including retinopathy of prematurity and bronchopulmonary dysplasia. Our attempts to find the “right” amount of oxygen to administer in the delivery room and while in intensive care are imperfect and leave us with many unanswered questions.

We will examine evidence based practices that maximize the benefits of oxygen administration while minimizing potential harms in a variety of care environments, including low-resourced settings.

Faculty: Roger F. Soll, MD; Danielle Ehret, MD, MPH; Elizabeth Foglia, MD, MSCE

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2024 Schedule

Evidence to Practice: Management of pain and discomfort in critically ill infants
February 14, 2024
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. (Eastern Time)

Evidence to Practice: Management of oxygen in preterm infants
May 15, 2024
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. (Eastern Time)

Evidence to Practice: Preventing Hypothermia
August 14, 2024
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. (Eastern Time)

Follow Up and Follow Through
November 13, 2024
3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. (Eastern Time)


Continuing Education

In support of improving patient care this activity has been planned and implemented by The Robert Larner College of Medicine at The University of Vermont and Vermont Oxford Network. The University of Vermont is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

The University of Vermont designates this internet live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s). Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This program has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 1.0 Nursing Contact Hours. This activity was planned by and for the healthcare team, and learners will receive 1.0 Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE) credit for learning and change.

Previous Grand Rounds Topics

  • Transfusion Practice: Benefits and Risks
  • Whole Genome Sequencing for Newborn Screening
  • All Care is Brain Care
  • Using Genomics Wisely
  • Genomics and Health Equity
  • The Evidence of Therapeutic Cooling for Brain Health
  • Variants of Uncertain Significance
  • AAP/VON Scholar Presentations
  • The Infant and Family Experience in Neonatal Intensive Care: Management of Acute Procedural Pain
  • and more!

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Community Support

Connect with other participants and teams that are applying structured QI methodology to projects at their center. The VON Community Forum is a place to ask questions and share practices, guidelines, and new knowledge and experiences.

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VON Grand Rounds are open to all for no cost.