FINE Program Rural Scholarship

We just received some great feedback from our first Rural Scholarship recipient for NIDCAP training.

"I was fortunate to attend the recent FINE (Family and Infant Neurodevelopment Education) Level 1 program. I found the program inspiring as I learnt new strategies and skills that I could immediately provide to premature infants in the neonatal care unit where I work.

I learnt why we should be providing developmental care to premature neonates and the effects stress has on the individual neonate’s neurological development and how this can impact in childhood and adulthood.

The practical workshops allowed me to practice and reflect on how to implement some specific nursing interventions such as the provision of mouthcare (oral immune therapy), nesting, early feeding and positioning amongst other skills. My improved nesting and positioning skills have been utilised already and I could see how it assisted a baby to be able to self regulate when they were displaying signs of stress (I also learnt how to observe and recognise signs of stress).

The program was well structured and presenters extremely knowledgeable and experienced in neonatal neurodevelopmental care. It was wonderful that the information and skills provided in the course were based on the latest evidence as this will provide a foundation for me to be able to share my new knowledge and skills with colleagues.

Thanks so much to Nadine and Kim and the NIDCAP team at CHW!"

Inaugural Rural Scholarship Recipient Jenny, Registered Nurse, Dubbo SCN

Photo supplied by Jenny.