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Small Baby Care Specialist® (SBCS) Program

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Program Description

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.

Small Baby Care Specialist® Program

  • Original release date / Date of last update: April 2018
  • CME activity launch and expiration date: 3/1/2020 - 3/1/2023
  • Estimated time to complete activity: 35 hours
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  • Continuing education jointly provided by EngageGrowThrive, LLC and Postgraduate Institute for Medicine

Target Audience

This activity is intended for neonatal clinicians engaged in the care of premature infants.

Educational Objectives

Each lecture has measurable educational 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.
  • Describe 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.

Faculty

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.

Continuing Pharmacy Education

Postgraduate Institute for Medicine designates this continuing education activity for 35 contact hour(s) (3.5 CEUs) of the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education. (Universal Activity Number - JA4008162-9999-20-2009-H05-P)

Type of Activity: Knowledge

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.

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.


Your Instructor


EngageGrowThrive, LLC
EngageGrowThrive, LLC

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.


Course Curriculum


  SBCS Small Baby Care Foundations: Suggested Reading
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  Small Baby Care Foundations Evaluation
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  SBCS Early Management: Suggested Reading
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  Practice Integration
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  Small Baby Care Early Management Evaluation
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  SBCS Nutritional Management: Necrotizing Enterocolitis Prevention
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  SBCS Nutritional Management: Suggested Reading
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  Small Baby Care Nutritional Management Evaluation
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  Respiratory Management: Suggested Reading
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  Cardiac Management: Suggested Reading
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  Small Baby Care Cardio-Respiratory Management Evaluation
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  Neurodevelopmental Management: Suggested Reading
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  Small Baby Care Neurodevelopmental Management Evaluation
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  Infection Prevention: CLABSI Prevention
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  Infection Prevention: Antibiotic Stewardship
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  Infection Prevention: Suggested Reading
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  Small Baby Care Infection Prevention Evaluation
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  Small Baby Renal & Pharmacotherapy Suggested Reading
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  Professional Practice: Suggested Reading
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Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course start and finish?
The course starts as soon as you enroll. You will have access to this course (videos) for six months. We recommend completing the course in three to four months. Please be sure to download all lecture handouts for ongoing access to the content presented. If you are completing this program as a team, your organization will determine the completion period.
Method of Participation
The fee for the Small Baby Care Specialist® Program is $375 without group discounted rates. Once paid and enrolled, there are no refunds. If you are unable to complete the SBCS Program in the six months allowable access, please contact us at: [email protected]
Request for Credit or Continuing Education
To receive credit, you must complete the program evaluation at the end of the course. You will click on the link provided depending on the type of credit you require. For nursing CE you will complete the evaluation and enter all required information with a valid email address to receive your CE Certificate. For ACCME, ACPE and AAPA, if you wish to receive acknowledgment for completing this activity, please complete the post-test and evaluation on www.cmeuniversity.com. On the navigation menu, click on “Find Post-test/Evaluation by Course” and search by course ID 14968. Upon registering and successfully completing the activity evaluation, your certificate will be made available immediately.
Media and Computer System Requirements
The media is the internet which require an internet connection. Handouts are provided as PDF so Adobe Acrobat is needed to download and save.
How can I communicate any questions, comments, or feedback?
We would love to hear from you. Please e-mail us at: [email protected]

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