Small Baby Data & Outcomes

The premature infant is at the highest risk for: prolonged hospital experience, key morbidities, long term neurodevelopmental challenges, family stress, increased hospital expenses, and infant death. More and more preterm infants are surviving until discharge from the NICU, but not without complications or morbidities that impact their future.

This presentation will share outcome data for small babies and the impact of the morbidities these babies face during their NICU experience. It describes our current state and the potential we have to improve outcomes for small babies and their families.


1. Analyze outcome data for small babies and describe two impacts of NICU care on the baby's and family's future.

2. Examine the effect one or more NICU morbidities have on long term impact for the small baby and family.

Total CE 1.4

NCC Code NNP 1 or 7 = 1.4

NCC Code NIC 1 or 7 = 1.4

NCC Code LRN 2 or 7 = 1.4

Rx = 0

*This presentation was included in the Small Baby Care Specialist® Program

Last updated: May, 2020

Your Instructor

Mindy Morris
Mindy Morris

Mindy is a doctoral prepared neonatal clinician with an aptitude for application of evidence into practice. She has experienced and mastered many roles working in the NICU for over 30 years. She has first-authored two papers demonstrating the application of evidence into practice with positive clinical outcomes while supporting a team-based approach to care. Her foundational core is an enthusiasm for quality and improving the patient, family, and team experience in the NICU. She is a faculty member for the Vermont Oxford Network (VON) Quality Improvement Collaborative, Micropremature Homeroom. Care of the Extremely Low Birth Weight Infant is Mindy’s ardent focus. Her respect for the resiliency of the ELBW infant inspires her to share her extensive knowledge and expertise by designing programs and tools to improve the multidisciplinary team’s model of care for this vulnerable population.

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