Friday Fast Five - meet Delphine Druart and Inge Van Herreweghe

Each month we interview individuals associated with the Australasian NIDCAP Training Centre and the broader NIDCAP Federation International (NFI) community, asking them five questions that explore their association with our unit and NIDCAP.

This month, meet Delphine Druart RN, Senior NIDCAP Trainer, developmental care coordinator in the NICU of the Saint Pierre University Hospital, and Inge Van Herreweghe MD Chief of the Koala Unit in the Saint Pierre University Hospital and Director Brussels NIDCAP training center from the Brussels NIDCAP training center.

How long have you been associated with the NIDCAP Federation International (NFI)?

 Since the beginning of NIDCAP implementation in our Unit in 1998


What is your role in the NIDCAP international community?

 NIDCAP training center, Promoting and implementation of NIDCAP in Belgium at a national level in cooperation with the Belgian Ministry of Health


In your opinion how does NIDCAP potentially benefit neonates, families and staff?

Putting families and babies in the center care, resulting in better attachment and neurodevelopmental outcome


What has been the most meaningful learning for you during your NIDCAP journey?

Through observations NIDCAP, gathering information, learning the babies needs and capacities and giving this observation as a tool to parents and caregivers to care for the baby in the most adequate way


What do you hope NIDCAP training centres achieve now and in the future?

That NIDCAP becomes standard of care at all levels. Becoming a master NIDCAP training center.

Editor's note: The views of individuals do not represent the view of the Australasian NIDCAP Training Centre.