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NICU Care Delivery Context

The NICU Care Delivery Context Assessment Tool aims to help healthcare providers evaluate the care delivery context within their NICU. The tool is intended to stimulate inquiry into how care is delivered and allow for reflection and discussion on the conditions required for delivering high-quality NICU care. While using the assessment tool, providers are encouraged to walk-through the NICU, participate in rounds, observe interactions between staff/families, converse with a reasonably broad cross-section of NICU staff (leadership as well as bedside MDs, NNPs, RNs) and assess the unit across multiple domains (e.g. physical environment of care; team cohesion; leadership). 

We welcome feedback on the usefulness of this assessment tool and encourage users to share their thoughts with us as they use it by emailing

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February 2018