Hand to Hold believes that NICU parents are often just as fragile as their babies.
Nurses are in a unique position to acknowledge and address many of the challenges families face during a NICU stay and beyond. Yet few NICUs offer staff education in optimal methods of communication with parents in distress.
Hand to Hold strives to fill that gap with the new NICU Heroes podcast, a series produced specifically for NICU professionals. Topics will focus on the psychosocial needs of NICU parents, optimal communication skills when supporting NICU parents during and after trauma and best practices in family-centered care.
Giving NICU professionals the tools and techniques to help them support families who are in crisis can help foster positive and trusting relationships between staff and the families in their care. The NICU Heroes podcast was created exclusively for NICU professionals, so they can better understand, support, and nurture the entire NICU family.
Following the tremendous success of Hand to Hold’s NICU Now podcast for NICU families, we are confident this platform will provide a convenient, effective way for NICU professionals to learn to more effectively support NICU parents. Each episode is worth one contact hour of continuing education.
Using your smart phone, computer or tablet, tune in as you fly to work every day or when you’re doing every day human tasks, like washing the dishes or mowing the lawn. Each episode is worth one contact hour of nursing continuing education.
Listen and learn more today at handtohold.org/NICUheroes.