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
- 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. 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.
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.
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.