Last week we walked out the door of NICU-centered preterm birth care into the diverse Global Community of preterm infant care and preemie survivors. Open eyes and hearts allowed us to experience the Neonatal Womb on a broader basis. We hope humility and centeredness will guide our continued awakening to the dynamic nature of our Global Neonatal Womb community. Though intriguing and exciting the journey challenges us emotionally and intellectually. Our hearts expand as we witness the courage and strength of health care providers, families and preterm survivors. Intense love permeates our community. We will learn new language, evolve our perceptions, correct our misconceptions, expand our resources, create space to grow and share “solutions”.
We apologize in advance for our naiveté. Although our Neonatal Womb family includes NICU survivors; much of our family does not have access to NICU care. We are considering language that best identifies the portion of our community that represents our preterm survivors/Warriors. We Trust that we will be guided to effectively evolve our language and wisdom over time.
There is a new HeRO in town!
New Technology is Life-Saving Voice for Premature or Critically Ill Infants-
A new technology in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at UC San Diego Health is able to predict the risk of life-threatening infections up to 24 hours before they appear in severely premature or critically ill infants. The heart rate observation system (HeRO) is a new innovation worthy of exploring!
Interested? Please see the May 10, 2016 UC San Diego Health article by Michelle Brubaker:
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