NICU family care committee works on communication and parent to parent support
Three subcommittees have started on the NICU Family Care Committee to explore parent peer support, technologies and use of walls and space. The technology group met over a conference call and will work on proposals to setup webcams on isoletes so parents can see their children when they are not in the NICU and offering email communication with some doctors (happens informally now) to understand the type of questions asked and the benefit of this additional communication tool. We are also building a website to share projects, resources and generally expand the visibility of the advisory group. The parent peer support group also had their first meeting to share examples of successful programs, principally in other Canadian NICU settings.