What is your Motivation?

What is your Motivation?

As I try and inspire myself to complete various tasks (work out, meal plan, homework, etc.) I usually have to find a motivator to help me get these jobs done and check them off my list. For many people not in the medical world, their work motivation is driven by...
ONE Conference Preparation

ONE Conference Preparation

I can’t think of a better place to have my morning cup of coffee then on a balcony overlooking a private beach and harbor. The smell and sounds of the ocean are the perfect way to start to my morning, invigorating me for the day ahead. A few weeks ago, Kathi and I...
NANN Recap

NANN Recap

Kathi and I had a wonderful time presenting “Every NICU is a NeuroNICU” at the NANN preconference this year! We had an interactive audience and some great discussions around Neuro-Conscious care for every baby we see! And then we had the amazing opportunity to meet...
Every NICU is a Neuro-NICU Pre-Conference

Every NICU is a Neuro-NICU Pre-Conference

Rhode Island here we come! Kathi and I are so excited for our NANN Pre-Conference Session- Every NICU is a NeuroNICU! We are going to discuss interventions that can be taken back to every unit to strengthen your neuroprotective care! If you can’t make it to the...

2018 Speaker Highlight!

Kara Ann Waitzman, OTR/L, NTMTC Kara Ann has been a neonatal therapist for almost 30 years in a large level III NICU and serves as the nursery’s developmental specialist. She is president of Creative Therapy Consultants, Founder of the Neonatal Touch & Massage...
2018 Speaker Highlight!

2018 Speaker Highlight!

Mary Coughlin, MS, NNP, RNC-E A pioneer in neonatal nursing, Mary Coughlin applies the principles of trauma-informed care as the biologically relevant paradigm to ensure neuroprotection for hospitalized newborns and infants. Mary has educated, inspired and empowered...
Music therapy is not a new field

Music therapy is not a new field

Not sure about everyone, but music for me is therapeutic. There is nothing better than dancing in my kitchen while I make dinner for my family to the sounds of Gladys Knight and the Pips, The Beatles, Elvis Presley, Stevie Wonder and every other classic my music...
The Amazing Brain

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...
The ONE Conference 2018

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...
Mastering aEEG Interpretation

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...