The Amazing Brain

With school starting this week, I have been reflecting on the amazing growth that occurs from birth to age five within the brain. It amazes me that we start life as this completely dependent tiny human, and we progress to begin talking, walking, reading, decision making and be (almost) independent by the time we walk…

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The ONE Conference 2018

I know many of you received our newsletter and the exciting news that registration for The ONE Conference is open for early registration! Just to highlight our wonderful venue, the Kona Kai Resort is located on beautiful Shelter Island, and surrounded by 360° views of the San Diego Bay and the Point Loma area. And…

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Mastering aEEG Interpretation

How many of you are using Amplitude Integrated Electroencephalogram (aEEG) as a neuromonitoring device in your units? aEEG is a reliable, easy to interpret bedside tool for monitoring overall brain health, and is valuable screening tool for seizures in premature and term infants. In fact, the regulating body in the state of California, California Children’s…

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Sponsor Highlight!

Hummingbird medical has a device to revolutionize your NICU. The HUMMI Micro Draw Blood Transfer device minimizes the amount of blood that is displaced when you are withdrawing from an umbilical catheter. It also boasts the lowest volume clearance and lowest amount of flush on the market. A study by Roll et al (2006) examined…

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Sponsor Highlight!

How many of you are using DandleLION products in your NICU? DandleLION Medical is committed to bringing the finest products to market, and keeping our NICU babies safe from common hazards in many of the products we use every day! As a parent, I am committed to making sure my own children are safe from…

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ONE Conference 2018 Registration Open!

San Diego here we come! Mark your calendars because we are so excited to announce the next ONE Conference will be held at the Kona Kai Resort and Spa in beautiful Shelter Island, San Diego. On February 4-6, 2018 experts from around the country will present the most up to date care of the newborn…

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Happy 4th of July!

Happy 4th of July everyone! As we celebrate the birth of our nation, let us remember all of the infants that are born preterm every day in across the world. For the first time in eight years, the preterm birth rate in the United States has risen, according to the March of Dimes. That means…

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Summer Days

Happy Summer to all our brain protecting warriors! Heat waves, vacations, and beach days are upon us, and we at Synapse Care Solutions have been using our time to secure the venue for The ONE Conference 2018! Keep an eye out for an announcement in the next few weeks with dates and registration information! As…

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The Incereb Neon

Did you see the new product from Lifelines Neurodiagnostic Systems International? The Incereb Neon is a pre-pasted all in one EEG electrode that can be used for aEEG as well! The Incereb requires minimal prep and measuring, and it is compatible with all available commercial aEEG machines. This product is a huge time saver for…

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Therapeutic Hypothermia

Therapeutic Hypothermia has become standard of care for infants with hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy, however, some infants who meet criteria for cooling still do not have access to this neuroprotective therapy for many reasons, some due to late identification or geographical restraints. But what if there was the opportunity to begin this therapy in transit to…

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