ONE of the many ways that our conference stands apart from others is our commitment to offering topics that address both your heart and your head. This year, we are excited to welcome Suzanne Milkiewicz-Bryjak, MA, RN, HN-BC to the 2020 ONE Conference.
Suzanne, a neonatal nurse with over 20 years of experience, has developed family support programming focused on restoring emotional connections with an emphasis on strengthening parent and staff education to successfully support NICU families.
Advances in medicine have pushed the limits of viability. We are saving babies who are smaller, sicker, more premature than we ever thought possible. Despite these incredible advances, however, the challenges these survivors face are many. The emotional, cognitive, and adverse health morbidities affecting preterm survivors and their families are significant. What can nurses do to change this?
According to Suzanne….
“The Nurture Science Program has developed and tested the Family Nurture Intervention (FNI) to help address this need. FNI allows mothers and babies to restore emotional connection through positive conditioning and autonomic coregulation. The intervention utilizes mother/infant calming cycles guided by a Nurture Specialist that provide tangible activities engaging the senses and enhancing emotional expression within the NICU environment.”
We can’t wait to hear more about how the FNI program is positively impacting outcomes for NICU survivors and their families! Want to learn more? Join us in Orlando!