The Pillars of a NeuroNICU: Neuro Assessment

Developing a neuroNICU takes a substantial amount of attention to multiple, vital areas. Caring for sweet babies is our job, and we want to do that as best as possible! So, taking the time to break down the four areas that should demand our attention within a neuroNICU is not only beneficial, but crucial in…

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The First Ever ONE Nurse Award

The ONE Conference is all about focusing on becoming that one nurse that goes above and beyond for the patients they work with. It gives valuable time to meeting new people, gaining new knowledge, and observing the latest and greatest technology with the vendors that are invited. Most importantly, it’s about becoming a better version…

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Keeping Community : Continuing After Our Conference

And just like that, it’s over. This year’s ONE Conference was an absolute success, with amazing speakers, insightful vendors, and a location that you simply can’t beat!   We’ll be touching on some of the topics that were focused on by many of the speakers in a few of our upcoming blogs, but one overarching…

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Brianna Negrete & The World of Music Therapy

Music therapy within the NICU is a relatively new, yet fascinating practice. Though often misunderstood, music therapy provides a tremendous amount of benefits, not just within the short term but for the rest of a baby’s life.   Brianna Negrete is a music therapist at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital. She has been serving NICU babies…

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Test Your Knowledge of aEEG!

We’re always looking for new opportunities to grow and learn as medical professionals. Sometimes, those educational opportunities come free of charge, and we are forever thankful for them! Check out this free bit of education that helps test your knowledge on the use of amplitude integrated EEG.   After you’re finished there, and you find…

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Connecting the Brain and the Heart

There are so many crucial factors to pay attention to in a NICU environment. Knowing how all of these elements connect and relate to one another is just one vital responsibility that NICU nurses take on in order to provide the best care. Dr. Donna Goff draws attention to the imperative correlation of pediatric cardiology…

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What We Strive For : The 4 Pillars of Neuro NICU Care

In the NICU, we are trusted with the most vital and precious cases on a daily basis. Without doubt, each case is unique and the care should reflect that aspect. However, at Synapse Care, we believe that there are 4 key pillars in caring for our small, sweet patients well.   Pillar 1: Neuro Assessment…

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The One Conference: Come See Us in Gorgeous San Diego

San Diego, California isn’t the worst place to spend your free time, so of course having a great reason to visit this city (like a conference, for example) only brings more of a draw to experience it.  Filled with rich history, amazing food, dynamic nightlife and a tremendous amount of hometown pride, it is a…

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Terry Johnson : The Godmother of NICU Nurses

  Terry Johnson has over 35 years of experience working in the NICU, Special Care Nursery, Mother Baby Services, and Developmental Follow Up Services. She has served in multiple positions within the NICU, giving her extensive knowledge and experience on how to succeed in helping these little ones and their families.  Terry is a nationally…

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Pain and the Brain: Marsha Campbell-Yeo Focuses On Pain and Neurodevelopment

  Marsha Campbell-Yeo is an Associate Professor at the School of Nursing, Dalhousie University, neonatal nurse practitioner, and clinician scientist at the IWK Health Centre with cross appointments to the Departments of Pediatrics, and Psychology and Neuroscience.   She was recently named one of 150 Nurses for Canada by the Canadian Nurses Association to mark…

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