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Foundation toolkit for family-centred developmental care Dublin

Family-centred developmental care improves the experience of infants and parents during neonatal care and has the potential to enhance health and development outcomes.

This two day level 1 course, which has strong practical and interactive components, will:
• Provide a comprehensive overview of the theory, scope and evidence for family-centred developmental care
• Help you to evaluate practice
• Raise awareness of your own practice and help you to identify goals for your continuing development

The course is designed to reflect recommendations in the DOH (2009) Toolkit for High Quality Neonatal Care, and to help units work towards Bliss Family Friendly Accreditation.

Who should attend?
This course is recommended for everyone working with infants and families in hospital settings, including: 
• Neonatal nurses
• Medical staff
• Nursery nurses
• Health care assistants
• Paediatric nurses
• Midwives
• Therapists working with neonates 

Topics include:
• Models of developmental care
• Brain development
• Observing babies
• Family participation
• Stress and pain
• Sleep
• Sensory environment
• Motor development and positioning
• Kangaroo care
• Early feeding experience.

Please note that this course is not being organised by Bliss. To register for a place, please contact Mary O'Connor at

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The Coombe Women and Children’s University Hospital , Cork St, Merchants Quay, Dublin, D08 XW7X Date and time 24 July, 2017 09.00 - 25 July, 2017 17.00
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