Published on July 14th, 2017

Highlights of 2017 National Conference on Premature Babies

The Vermont Oxford Network (VON) Micropreemie Collaborative annual meeting was recently hosted by St. Luke’s University Health Network in Bethlehem. VON’s Micropreemie Collaborative is composed of ten hospitals throughout the United States whose collective focus is care for micropreemies, or babies born at less than 28 weeks and/or fewer than 1500 grams.

Over 80 practitioners, representatives and patient families from hospitals around the country gathered to share vital information about micropreemie care and to observe how St. Luke’s NICU is managed.

The meeting’s agenda included discussions and lectures about quality improvement methods, family centered integrated care and evidence-based practice. Meeting attendees also observed the St. Luke’s NICU in action as part of the Simulation Lab and NICU Immersion, where the NICU staff reenacted real life situations like delivery, intubation and transport.


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