Neonatal Intensive Care Program
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The Institute for Disability Studies at The University of Southern Mississippi, Forrest General Hospital and Southern Mississippi Neonatology Group have joined together in a partnership to improve the medical and neurodevelopmental outcomes of preterm neonates.
These partner organizations are working together to
implement developmental care at Forrest General Hospital,
share information with other Neonatal Intensive Care Units across the State of Mississippi and nationally,
provide training to medical staff and students, and
- conduct future research and projects.
Funded by Mississippi Department of Health
Implemented by the Institute for Disability Studies at The University of Southern Mississippi, Southern Mississippi Neonatology and Forrest General Hospital.
Develop a Developmental Care Continuum for NICU infants that focuses on increasing medical stability and promotes appropriate developmental progression while the infant is in the NICU. The NICU Developmental Care program includes the following primary components:
observe, interpret, and respond to infant cues;
individualize timing and pacing of infant care;
modify infant care based on developmental progression;
position infants based on musculoskeletal, development and individual needs;
modify environment based on individual infant's needs; and
support parents participation in their infant's care.
Forrest General Hospital