The NICUs Enabling Optimal Brain Health (NEOBrain) Collaborative aims to promote neuroprotective care for very low birth weight (VLBW) infants in the NICU.
Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the NEOBrain will launch as a virtual collaborative. An in-person collaborative meeting will be considered if the public health situation allows.
Why your NICU should join
This collaborative will be a unique opportunity for your NICU to focus on high opportunity areas of neuroprotection which may include:
- Family-focused involvement in care from NICU admission
- Decreasing noxious stimulation by manipulating the environment to be neuroprotective
- Decreasing unnecessary interventions, such as pokes, blood tests, and other assessments that do not impact medical decision making
- Using care bundles for the delivery room, IVH prevention, noninvasive ventilation, and developmental care
- Measuring and treating pain and stress
- Setting yourself up for success by using an antenatal neuroprotection triad of betamethasone, magnesium, and delayed cord clamping
- Pharmacologic and nutritional neuroprotection for preterm infants
- Access to evidence-based change packages
- The opportunity to benchmark, track and compare data between your site and other participating sites using a new web-based quality improvement platform
- A “community of learning” where lessons learned, materials, data, and strategies are shared across sites
- Guidance in both quality improvement and the clinical area of focus from a multidisciplinary faculty panel from across the state
- Credit for participating Neonatologists toward the American Board of Pediatrics (ABP) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Part 4 Program
Registration for NEOBrain is being offered at $8,500/site. The registration period will open in Summer 2021. Exact dates will be announced as they become available.
To learn more, contact Courtney Breault at firstname.lastname@example.org.