The micro-premature, extremely low birth weight and very low birth weight infants are at the highest risk to experience a prolonged hospital course, major morbidities, long term neurodevelopmental challenges, and family stress. Caring for the smallest babies in the NICU requires specialized interdisciplinary support focusing on evidence-based interventions to enhance the NICU experience, promoting improved outcomes for the infant, family and NICU team.
The Small Baby Care Specialist® (SBCS) Program was designed to encourage an interdisciplinary approach to care supported by evidence and best practice strategies. The Program is presented by an interdisciplinary expert faculty who share practical implementation of best practice clinical strategies so that you and your team can provide comprehensive coordinated care for these patient populations.
Continuing Education/Contact Hours are based upon the participant’s attestation of completing the course content during completion of the final evaluation. VIDEO COMPLETION is tracked for each participant. You must view at least 90% of the presentation before progressing to the next lecture. You will see a notification with current completion percentage if you try to advance prior to 90% completion. All lectures must be completed prior to completing the final evaluation. Upon completion of the learning activity and the final evaluation with entry of a valid email address, a CE/CEU/Contact Hour certificate will be emailed to the learner.
Small Baby Care Specialist® Program
- Original release date April, 2018 | Date of last update: July, 2021
- CME activity launch and expiration date: 5/1/2023 - 5/1/2026
- Estimated time to complete activity: 35 hours
- Mechanism for learner to contact:
- Continuing education jointly provided by EngageGrowThrive, LLC and Postgraduate Institute for Medicine
This activity is intended for neonatal clinicians engaged in the care of premature infants.
Each lecture has measurable educational objectives (Full Objectives) The overall Small Baby Care Specialist® (SBCS) Program Objectives are:
After completing this activity, the participant should be better able to:
- Transform care provided by the interdisciplinary NICU team to improve the experience and outcomes for the baby, family and NICU team.
- Identify strategies to implement to reduce NICU morbidities and improve long-term outcomes for small babies.
- Outline necessary evidence-based neonatal education and training for team members in NICUs who are interested in developing a small baby program.
A list of program faculty with disclosures is provided in the SBCS Program. The outline for the Small Baby Care Specialist® Program with faculty can also be accessed at: https://engagegrowthrive.com/small-baby-care-speci...
Continuing Nursing Education
Nursing continuing education credit for the Small Baby Care Specialist® Program is provided by EngageGrowThrive, LLC who is a provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number #16677 for 42.5 contact hours.
Joint Accreditation Statement
In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by the Postgraduate Institute for Medicine and EngageGrowThrive, LLC. Postgraduate Institute for Medicine is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
Physician Continuing Medical Education
The Postgraduate Institute for Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 35 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Continuing Physician Assistant Education
Postgraduate Institute for Medicine has been authorized by the American Academy of PAs (AAPA) to award AAPA Category 1 CME credit for activities planned in accordance with AAPA CME Criteria. This activity is designated for 35 AAPA Category 1 CME credits. Approval is valid until 3/1/2023. PAs should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation.
Interprofessional Continuing Education
This activity was planned by and for the healthcare team, and learners will receive 35 Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE) credit for learning and change.
International Accreditors for Continuing Education and Training
As an IACET Accredited Provider, Postgraduate Institute of Medicine offers IACET CEUs for its learning events that comply with the ANSI/IACET Continuing Education and Training Standard.
This program offers 35 CPEUs for dietitians.
Second option: The Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) recognizes IPCE activities by Jointly Accredited Providers. This program can be entered as Activity Type 102: Interprofessional and single profession CE offered by Jointly Accredited Providers.
Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest
Postgraduate Institute for Medicine (PIM) requires instructors, planners, managers, and other individuals who are in a position to control the content of this activity to disclose any real or apparent conflict of interest (COI) they may have as related to the content of this activity. All identified COI are thoroughly vetted and resolved according to PIM policy. PIM is committed to providing its learners with high quality activities and related materials that promote improvements or quality in healthcare and not a specific proprietary business interest of a commercial interest.
This program has been approved for 35 contact hours Continuing Respiratory Care Education (CRCE) credit by the American Association for Respiratory Care, 9425 N. MacArthur Blvd, Suite 100, Irving TX 75063. Course #191086000
This program has been approved for 3.5 CEUs by California Physical Therapy Association CPTA #23-259.
EnageGrowThrive, LLC is an approved AOTA provider [#0000000808].
This program has been approved for PD activity [approval ID#05061]. This online
distance learning-independent is approved for 3.5 CEU Intermediate level, OT
Service Delivery/Professional Issues/Foundational Knowledge. AOTA does not
endorse specific course content, products, or clinical procedures.
Liz and Mindy founded EngageGrowThrive, LLC to partner with individuals and organizations vested in improving the NICU experience for babies, families, and the multidisciplinary healthcare team. We have over 60 years combined Neonatal expertise and possess intuitive problem solving skills, a keen eye for process improvement, and a deeply rooted commitment to clinical excellence. Liz and Mindy are committed to nurturing and supporting inter-professional healthcare team relationships leading to improved quality and safety of care for babies and their families in the NICU.
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