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Family-centred care in times of the pandemic

An interview with Atle Moen Dear Dr Moen, Q1: In your paper „If parents were a drug“ [accessible via Wiley Online Library], you describe how involving parents in care procedures and giving them an opportunity to provide skin-to-skin care, has proven to be beneficial for hospitalised newborns in short and long-term outcomes. You also claim that if these evidence-based benefits could be administered in form of a drug, the common practice would most likely be to give this drug to…
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If parents were a drug

Parents have a huge impact on stress and pain and thus the wellbeing of their infants during neonatal intensive care. If this effect could be achieved with a drug that has no side-effects, this drug would undoubtedly be standard of care. This drug is not available, while parents usually are. Although neonatal care has made tremendous improvements during the last years, impaired long-term neurodevelopmental outcome is still a major issue in infants that need intensive care treatment. Atle Moen describes…
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eSeminar on support of parents in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU)

How can you support parents in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU)? Who would know better than someone who has been affected herself? Learn more in the eSeminar by the Neonatal Care Academy with Silke Mader, Chairwoman of the Executive Board and co-founder of the European Foundation for the Care of Newborn Infants (EFCNI). Silke shares the parent perspective on welcoming parents and the family 24 hours a day and…
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Every Newborn Everywhere: closing gaps in neonatal care – WHO and Unicef present Global report “Survive and Thrive” at WHO World Health Assembly in Geneva

A guest article by Livia Nagy Bonnard, EFCNI PAB member and co-founder of Melletted a helyem Egyesület (Right(s) beside you) Each year, health officials from all 194 WHO Member States gather in Geneva, Switzerland, for the 72nd World Health Assembly. After two years of preparation, the final report “Survive and Thrive; Transforming Care for every small and sick newborn” has been presented at this meeting. At a panel, the report’s findings were highlighted and discussed, together with two further reports,…
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11 months – 11 topics – lighthouse highlights in 2018

As part of our communication motto "11 months – 11 topics" in 2018, we introduced the concept of lighthouse projects. Every month, we featured one or more lighthouse projects. These are projects realised by members of our network or others active in neonatal care. They can be a source of inspiration, a motivator or a role model for other organisations. We compiled a summary of lighthouse highlights in 2018:  How to implement hygiene measures in a hospital – and foster…
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Neonatologie der Zukunft – neue Wege gehen: EFCNI Jubiläumskonferenz setzt neue Impulse

Am Freitag, 30. November und Samstag 1. Dezember 2018, lud EFCNI anlässlich des 10-jährigen Stiftungsjubiläums, zur ersten eigenen neonatologischen Fachkonferenz in das Klinikum Dritter Orden, München. Das Symposium, im historischen Vortragssaal des Münchner Klinikums, versammelte an zwei Tagen, über 100 Experten aus fachübergreifenden Disziplinen der Bereiche Pflege- und Gesundheitsberufe, Klinikverwaltung und der medizinischen Qualitätssicherung, um gemeinsam Themen des Qualitätsmanagements im Gesundheitswesen, innovative Methoden der Surfactant Applikation (LISA), ethische Fragen in der Palliativmedizin bei schwerstkranken Neugeborenen sowie Möglichkeiten, die familienzentrierte Versorgung auszubauen,…
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Experts call for father- and family-friendly processes in the neonatal units

The importance of bonding between mother and child is widely known, but a recent literature review paper[1], published in the Journal of Neonatal Nursing, shows that the bonding between father and child and the co-parenting of mother and father seem to be equally important. According to the authors of The Family Initiative’s International Neonatal Fathers Working Group, there is evidence that including fathers and engaging mothers and fathers as a team is beneficial to the whole family. Unfortunately, fathers are…
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Lighthouse project in NICU design: the new Parents, Baby and Family Centre at the Children’s Hospital Dritter Orden Passau, Germany

After five years of intensive planning and construction work, last year the Dritter Orden Clinic in Passau, South Germany,  celebrated the opening of its new Parents-Baby-and Family centre. Realising this lighthouse project in the field of NICU design was a task that brought varied specialists from many different subjects like medical engineers, architects and interior designers as well as medical staff, together in order to make this intensive care unit a place that meets the needs of both the small…
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An interior planner‘s view on the new Parents, Baby, and Family Centre in the Children’s Hospital Dritter Orden Passau

An interview with interior planner Sigrid Stjerneby As an interior architect, which special requirements did you face in this project? I would like to point out that I am not an interior architect in a classical sense. I have a background in free arts, I am a painter and sculptor and 25 years ago I founded a planning office together with my husband because we do not understand art within architecture (so called „Kunst am Bau“) as some kind of decoration,…
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An architect‘s view on the new Parents, Baby, and Family Centre in the Children’s Hospital Dritter Orden Passau

An interview with Roland Schuster from g|s architects in Büchlberg, Germany Which special challenges did you meet as the architect of this project? The Parents, Baby, and Family Centre (Eltern-, Baby- und Familienzentrum, abbreviated as EBZ) in the Children’s Hospital Dritter Orden Passau was destined to be a very special project from the very beginning. Making it happen required assembling a planning team, which would be willing to embark on this adventure. With the starting point being the defined processes…
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