Closing Keynote Presentation

GOLD Neonatal is pleased to offer our closing Keynote Presentation open to the general public.

We're excited to have Karen Lasby, RN, MN, CNeoN(C) as our 2019 Closing Keynote Speaker. Karen's presentation "Home Sweet Home? Realities and Remedies" will take place live on June 24. We invite you to join us at either of our two live sessions or access the public recording of this talk until July 15. Simply reserve your seat to receive exclusive access.

Need Continuing Education Credits? Only Delegates registered for the full conference will be able to claim continuing education hours and can do so by logging into the Delegates Area prior to watching the presentation. To learn more about registereing for the conference, please visit this page. Registered Delegates will have access to this presentation and 10 additional presentations until August 2, 2019 (Annual Members will have until August 23, 2019).

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Live Presentation Time

Jun 24, 2019 17:00 UTC
and 23:00 UTC

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Karen Lasby, RN, MN, CNeoN(C)

Karen Lasby leads a specialized nursing team in post-discharge follow-up of extremely premature infants and their families, the only team of its kind in Canada. She has presented locally, nationally, and internationally on the topics of premature babies, oral feeding, and NICU-to-home transition. She has been the co-investigator in several research studies examining outcomes for very low birth weight infants and has published articles on maternal work in the NICU, neonatal transition, and gastroesophageal reflux. An educator for nearly thirty years, Karen has taught, written instructional material, and produced online neonatal nursing courses. Formerly the president of the Canadian Association of Neonatal Nurses, she served on this national board for twelve years, and on the board of the Council for International Neonatal Nurses for three years. Karen’s work has been recognized by the Canadian Institute of Child Health and College and Association of Registered Nurses of Alberta. Karen has also recently published a parent book, Preemie Care: A guide to navigate the first year with your premature baby.

Abstract: Home Sweet Home? Realities and Remedies

Discharge teaching programs are typically established based on what we as health care providers think parents need to know. Reality sets in very quickly for families after taking home a premature newborn. Despite thorough discharge teaching and parent involvement in hospital, parents are surprised by the challenges they face post-discharge. Feeding, behavior, reflux, sleep, and parenting troubles top the list. Based on over twenty years’ experience working with premature infants and their families beyond discharge, the presenter will reveal common challenges encountered and discuss research-based and practical strategies for the NICU team to share with parents to smooth the transition home. A greater knowledge of post discharge sequelae and preventative strategies will aid the NICU team in optimizing the discharge process and ultimately improve outcomes for babies and parents.

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Educational Credit for this presentation is available for Registered Delegates only. Registered Delegates will be able to confirm attendance at the Keynote Presentation on their Delegate Attendance Record once GOLD Neonatal Confernecegets underway.

*Free access to the general public is only available at the live online presentation or on our website as a recording until July 15, 2019.

*Only registered Delegates will be awarded educational credit for this presentation and need to view the live presentation/recording through the Delegates Dashboard.

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