Effects of Alberta Family Integrated Care (FICare) on outcomes for moderate and late preterm infants and their mothers: A provincial, pragmatic cluster randomized controlled trial

Last modified by Logan Green on 2020/09/14 19:21

The global estimated rate of preterm birth is 10.6% (5% – 18%) and rising. Preterm infants require admission to a neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). In pursuit of optimal infant care in the NICU, parents are often unintentionally marginalized during an already stressful time. Despite widespread adoption of Family Centred Care, parental involvement in the delivery of care for preterm infants in the NICU remains under-realized.

This webinar will focus on a new model of care called Alberta Family Integrated Care (FICare) ™. Alberta FICare™ is an evidence-based, actionable model of care that provides practical tools and strategies to integrate parents in the care of their infant in NICU from admission. With Alberta FICare™, healthcare provider roles broaden with a focus on educating and supporting parents as they gain knowledge, skills, and confidence to care for their infant.

During the webinar, participants will learn about:
- Why we embarked on this journey to Alberta FICare™?
- The results of a cluster randomized controlled trial of Alberta FICare™
- Lessons learned through implementation
- What the future might hold for this model of care

Following this webinar, participants will be able to:
- Describe models of care for preterm infants, including Alberta FICare™
- Explain the outcomes of the Alberta FICare™ trial
- Understand the potential implications of Alberta FICare™ for your setting

The primary audience for this webinar includes:
Front-line service providers
Middle managers
Senior leaders
Patient/Family partners/advocates

Dr. Karen Benzies is a Professor in the Faculty of Nursing and holds Adjunct Appointments in Pediatrics and Community Health Sciences, Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary. She served as Associate Dean (Research) in the Faculty of Nursing from July 2015 – June 2020. She is widely recognized for mentoring her clinical colleagues to conduct nursing research in the interests of healthier children and families. Karen champions multi-disciplinary approaches to solving large, complex human and social problems.
Twitter: @KarenBenzies

Dr. Vibhuti Shah, Professor in the Department of Paediatrics, is a Neonatologist and Epidemiologist with expertise in clinical trials, systematic reviews, knowledge translation and implementation of practice guidelines. She is currently involved in a FICare study in level II NICUs in Ontario and is a Co-lead on the Alberta FICare study. She is affiliated to the Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, University of Toronto and is a past member of the Fetus and Newborn Committee, Canadian Paediatric Society and has been involved in developing of several position statements. 

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Created by Logan Green on 2020/08/13 21:19