Cardiac Care Unit Adds Developmental Care Team

Children’s Cardiac Care Unit (CCU) has recently developed a multidisciplinary developmental care team. This team is composed of nurses, occupational therapists, physical therapists, speech therapists, respiratory therapists, dietitians, Child Life specialists, lactation specialists, educators, social workers and developmental care specialists. The team hopes to eventually add volunteers. This team is working to improve developmental care through the CCU through the use of pre-feeding interventions, activities of daily living, supporting family-centered care, protecting sleep for neuroprotection and minimizing pain and stress. This group plans to do this through Cornerstone education, staff trainings, parent and provider teaching sheets and open dialogue to encourage this culture of change. Watch for upcoming education opportunities.

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