Trauma-Informed Care in the NICU

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Trauma-Informed Care in the NICU

SKU# 9780826131966

Evidenced-Based Practice Guidelines for Neonatal Clinicians

Author: Mary Coughlin RN, MS, NNP


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Written for neonatal nurses and NICU clinicians, this innovative book provides evidence-based guidelines and clinical practice recommendations that have been proven to mitigate the trauma experience of the hospitalized infant–family dyad. Including updated, evidence-based, age-appropriate care core measure attributes and criteria, these in depth-guidelines transform the NICU culture of care for measurable and sustainable results. Featuring the latest scientific research to support and explain the best practice recommendations and clinician and parent resources, the text outlines implementation strategies to support the adoption of trauma-informed, age-appropriate care in the NICU.

The text reflects a growing awareness of the impact of early life adversity on the developing human being in the NICU. Substantiated by the converging multidisciplinary research on the science of human development, the provision of trauma-informed care in the NICU reduces the strain on the hospitalized infant and family. With endorsements by respected transdisciplinary neonatal clinicians, this text provides guidelines that encompass the five core measures for age-appropriate care, including the healing environment, pain and stress, protected sleep, activities for daily living, and family collaborative care. The book also features downloadable sample competencies, algorithms, and parent teaching guides, along with additional eLearning modules for continuing nursing education. A self-assessment checklist, allowing the rating of current practice related to the core measures for age-appropriate care adds to the book's utility.

Key Features:

  • Provides clinically relevant, evidence-based practice guidelines aimed at minimizing the trauma experience of the hospitalized neonate and familys
  • Presents evidence-based updates to the five core measure sets for age-appropriate care in the NICU
  • Introduces proven implementation strategies to facilitate practice transformation
  • Offers downloadable sample competencies, algorithms, parent teaching guides, and eLearning modules
  • Reviewed and endorsed by transdisciplinary neonatal clinicians

Product Details 

  • Publication Date September 09, 2016
  • Page Count 320
  • Product Form Paperback / softback
  • ISBN 13 9780826131966

About The Author(s) 

Mary Coughlin, MS, APRN, NNP, is Director of Professional Practice, Education, and Research, Steward Health Care System, Boston, MA. She is also President, Founder, and Global Learning Officer for Caring Essentials Collaborative, Inc., that provides learning experiences, both domestic and international, for health care professionals regarding quality care and collaboration for hospitalized individuals across all patient populations. An experienced Neonatal Nurse Practitioner and Educator, Ms. Coughlin has held academic appointments at Northeastern University Graduate School of Nursing in the Neonatal Nurse Practitioner Program and Boston University Medical College Department of Pediatrics, among others. A leader in the field of Neonatal Nursing, she has presented widely at key neonatal conferences and has authored multiple publications including Clinical Practice Guidelines for Age-Appropriate Care of the Premature and Critically Ill Hospitalized Infant for the National Association for Neonatal Nursing (NANN) and Transformative Nursing in the NICU: Trauma-Informed, Age-Appropriate Care

Table of Contents 

Part I

Chapter 1: Trauma and the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Experience

Chapter 2: Core Measures for Age-Appropriate Care

Chapter 3: Trauma-informed, Age-Appropriate Care in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

Chapter 4: Summary


Chapter 1: The Guidelines

Chapter 2: Pain & Stress Prevention, Assessment, Management and the Family

Chapter 3: Protected Sleep in the Neonatal Intensive Care unit

Chapter 4: Activities of Daily Living

Chapter 5: Family Collaborative Care

Part III

Chapter 1: The Professional

Chapter 2: Self Care Guideline for the Neonatal Professional

Part IV