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NICUs Enabling Optimal Brain Health (NEOBrain)

The NICUs Enabling Optimal Brain Health (NEOBrain) Collaborative aims to promote neuroprotective care for VLBW infants < 32 weeks gestational age.  

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic,  CPQCC is still assessing whether the NEOBrain will launch as a virtual collaborative or a traditional in-person collaborative and will pivot as needed. 

Why your NICU should join

This collaborative will be a unique opportunity for your NICU to focus on high impact 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
  • Involving parents in the neuroprotection of their preterm infants 

Additional benefits

  • 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
  • CME credits for learning session participation and 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  January 2022. Exact dates will be announced as they become available. 

To learn more, contact Courtney Breault at