99nicu is an independent and international Internet community for neonatal staff. 99nicu provides a platform for sharing expertise and experience regardless of geographical boundaries and time zones.
For more information: https://99nicu.org
Caring Essentials: Trauma Informed Professional Certificate Program
Becoming a trauma informed professional (TIP) begins with unbundling one’s passion, mission, and noble purpose from the myriad of tasks, rituals and routines that often overshadow and overpower one’s presence in the caring moment. The attributes provide a road map for personal and professional growth and development that is the cornerstone for cultural transformation within healthcare and across our global society.
For more information: https://www.courses-caringessentials.net/store/A4b3ZynV
Global Newborn Society
Our future, anywhere in the world, depends on how well we take care of our newborn and young infants. Health care professionals cannot do this alone. We need a ‘social movement’ to bring together families, medical professionals, charities, government agencies, policy makers, and every member of our society whose heart beats for babies.
For more information: https://www.globalnewbornsociety.org/
International Council of Nurses
The International Council of Nurses (ICN) is a federation of more than 130 national nurses’ associations (NNAs), representing 28 million nurses worldwide. Founded in 1899, ICN is the world’s first and widest reaching international organization for health professionals.
Membership: No individual membership must be member of National Organization
For more information: https://www.icn.ch
International Neonatology Association
The Association is established to promote high quality standards of neonatal practice and care for the benefit of the global public.
For more information: http://worldneonatology.org/mission.html#
International Society for Neonatal Screening
To enhance the quality of neonatal screening and medical services through dissemination of information, guidelines and best practices that benefit all family members and their babies by helping to ensure protection of babies from life-quality threatening conditions, such as phenylketonuria, congenital hypothyroidism, severe combined immunodeficiency, cystic fibrosis, hemoglobinopathies and many others.
Membership: Tiered Fee
For more information: https://www.isns-neoscreening.org
International Stillbirth Alliance
ISA’s mission is to raise awareness and promote global collaboration for the prevention of stillbirth and newborn death and provision of appropriate respectful care for all those affected.
Membership: Tiered Fee
National Association of Neonatal Therapist
The National Association of Neonatal Therapist (NANT) is the professional organization that serves neonatal occupational therapists, physical therapists, and speech-language pathologist.
For more information: https://neonataltherapists.com/#
We are an international alliance united to end preventable newborn deaths in African hospitals.
For more information: https://nest360.org/
Based on a mnemonic to optimize learning, retention and recall of information, S.T.A.B.L.E. stands for the six assessment and care modules in the program: Sugar, Temperature, Airway, Blood pressure, Lab work, and Emotional support. A seventh module, Quality Improvement, stresses communication and teamwork as well as the professional responsibility of evaluating care provided to sick infants, with the ultimate goal of improving future care. First introduced in 1996 in the US and Canada, S.T.A.B.L.E. has grown internationally to include instructor training and courses in more than 45 countries. Currently, there are more than 722,762 neonatal healthcare providers have completed a S.T.A.B.L.E. Learner course.
Membership: Must pay for training
For more information: https://stableprogram.org/about/s-t-a-b-l-e-program-modules/
Canadian Neonatal Foundation
Quality Improvement integrated Kangaroo Mother Care
The Quality Improvement integrated Kangaroo Mother Care (QIiKMC) learning program enables an interactive process to assist healthcare professionals implement a program to help mothers (and other family members) learn how to provide kangaroo mother care with their small baby. Further information available by clicking on https://www.cnf-fnc.ca/programs/quality-improvement-integrated-kangaroo-mother-care includes an introductory video and learning materials which are available without charge and which may be shared with others.
For more information: https://www.cnf-fnc.ca/programs/quality-improvement-integrated-kangaroo-mother-care
Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine
ABM is a global community of medical doctors and affiliates with diverse backgrounds, experiences, perspectives, and specialties. Through its worldwide membership, peer-reviewed journal, Fellowship in Breastfeeding Medicine, Annual International Meeting, and partnerships with other organizations, ABM has created a network of experts and advocates to drive medicine forward in this crucial area.
For more information: https://www.bfmed.org/
NIDCAP - The NIDCAP Federation International (NFI)
improves the future for all infants in hospitals and their families with individualized, developmental, family-centered, research-based NIDCAP care.
For more information: https://nidcap.org
European Standards of Care for Newborn Health
With our work we are calling attention to the growing challenge of preterm birth and its significant impact on the children, families and our society. We want to reduce the enormous health and social inequalities linked to preterm birth.
For more information: https://www.efcni.org/activities/projects/escnh/
The iKMC News series by the American Academy of Pediatrics
The iKMC News series by the American Academy of Pediatrics through funding from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and in collaboration with the World Health Organization, other implementing organisations and several national professional societies, showcases a series of webinars aimed at promoting new evidence on immediate Kangaroo Mother Care (iKMC).
This series features global experts in iKMC and small and sick newborn care supporting a global paradigm shift of zero separation for mothers and babies with a goal to improve quality of care and outcomes for small and sick newborns.
The KMC info pack from the Newborn toolkit
To highlight the benefits and planning required for implementing effective KMC initiatives, we encourage you to read through the KMC related material collated by the Newborn toolkit team.
Country Experiences with iKMC
The 'Kangaroo mother care' method: India introduces first ward to provide immediate KMC
Following the WHO iKMC study, India introduced the first ward to provide iKMC health services at the hospital where the trial was conducted in new Dehli.
Access resource: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TlV6B1y4Fs4
Global Advocacy and Implementation Guide - International Stillbirth Alliance
This action-focused guide brings together existing resources and practical guidance to inform planning, investments and programmes aimed at ending preventable stillbirths and improving care for all women and families who experience stillbirth. It also highlights case studies from a wide range of contexts to showcase what can be achieved.
British Association of Perinatal Medicine, Resources page
One place for all our frameworks, resources and policies
Access resources: https://www.bapm.org/pages/191-resources
Bliss for babies born premature or sick
We’re here to support parents and families of premature or sick babies
Access website: https://www.bliss.org.uk/
USAID - Preventing Child and Maternal Deaths: A Framework for Action in a Changing World
USAID envisions a world where all women, newborns, and children survive, are healthy, and able to develop and reach their full potential, contributing to the development of their communities and countries.
International Council of Nurses - Recover to rebuild, March 2023
INVESTING IN THE NURSING WORKFORCE FOR HEALTH SYSTEM EFFECTIVENESS
International Council of Nurses - Sustain and Retain in 2022 and Beyond, January 2022
THE GLOBAL NURSING WORKFORCE AND THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC
International Council of Nurses - State of the worlds nursing report 2020
Investing in education, jobs and leadership
International Council of Nurses - Sustainable Development Goals
Adopted in 2015 by the United Nations, the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) encompass a broad range of sustainable development issues for the world, such as ending poverty, hunger, improving health and education, combating climate change and many others.
WHO - World Health Organisation
WHO is the United Nations agency that connects nations, partners and people to promote health, keep the world safe and serve the vulnerable – so everyone, everywhere can attain the highest level of health.
Global Patient Safety Plan - https://www.who.int/teams/integrated-health-services/patient-safety/policy/global-patient-safety-action-plan
The WHO Global Strategic Directions for Nursing and Midwifery (2021-25) - https://www.who.int/publications/i/item/9789240033863
Canadian Neonatal Foundation - Quality Improvement integrated Kangaroo Mother Care
Kangaroo mother care (KMC) for low birthweight babies has been proven to reduce neonatal mortality and improve outcomes for survivors, particularly in low- and lower-middle income countries. Despite the evidence of significant benefits from these well-designed educational programs, the uptake of KMC has been patchy worldwide.
Dissemination and implementation of effective healthcare practices require more than good science and effective educational strategies: they need strategic implementation of scientific methodologies. Quality Improvement-integrated Kangaroo Mother Care (QIiKMC) combines clinical and quality improvement training into a single program.
The Canadian Neonatal Foundation has partnered with the International Pediatric Association to make QIiKMC materials freely available for all. By registering on our website, visitors can download QIiKMC materials for unlimited use by their teams and healthcare trainees.