Your VON Newsletter – March 2018


Your VON Newsletter

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Annual Quality Congress Registration is Open

Are You and Your NICU Prepared for the Future? VON’s Annual Quality Congress is designed for your entire interdisciplinary team. Gather with the worldwide community of practice to explore the following themes: Using the NICU Wisely; Follow-Through: Care beyond the NICU Walls; Artificial Intelligence and You; and The Developing Brain. Learn about submitting an abstract, pre-conference events, and more at the link below.

Go to the Annual Quality Congress website

Cochrane at VON

Vermont Oxford Network is now supporting Cochrane Neonatal to provide VON members convenient access to evidence-based systematic reviews of the effects of therapies in neonatal-perinatal medicine.

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Ethiopian Neonatal Network Launched

Twenty academic hospitals in Ethiopia have started collecting data for all infants admitted to their neonatal units.

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Antibiotic Use Audited at 132 Centers

Centers participating in iNICQ: Choosing Antibiotics Wisely have completed VON Day Audits to assess compliance with the CDC’s 7 Core Elements of antibiotic stewardship and identify opportunities for improvement.

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Welcome VON’s Newest Board Member

Yolanda Ogbolu, a nurse leader in social determinants and global health, has joined the VON Board of Directors.

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NICU by the Numbers

Infants Receiving Human Milk before Discharge Varies Internationally

VON analysis shows 85% of infants in South America and 51% of infants in North America receive human milk at discharge.

Dr. Gonzalo Mariani from the Hospital Italiano de Buenos Aires discusses factors that contribute to improving human milk use in preterm infants.

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Your VON Data in Action

NICU by the Numbers reports are made possible by VON members who voluntarily contribute data in a global effort to improve the care of newborns.

Your Center’s Data on Nightingale

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VON Links

Support neonatal quality improvement in Zimbabwe.

ELBW Follow-Up is now on REDCap.

Vermont Oxford Network is one of the best places to work in Vermont.

Register for the upcoming Cochrane Neonatal webinar.

Register for the Annual Quality Congress here.

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