UWS Neonatal Event 2016

Linda Hannah, Lecturer in Child Health and the Programme Lead for the Graduate Certificate in Neonatal Conference, is organising a high profile neonatal event on the 27th September 2016 which will be held in the Almada Hall of our Hamilton Campus. This event, open to both students and clinicians, will focus on age-appropriate developmental care and family centred care and will play host to an international expert on the subject, Ms. Mary Coughlin.

Ms. Coughlin is an inspirational speaker, motivational coach, and transformational consultant, and is the Founder and President of Caring Essentials Collaborative, LLC. With a clinical background that spans over 30 years, she is the internationally recognized expert in the field of trauma-informed, age-appropriate care in the NICU. A graduate from Northeastern University where she received her baccalaureate and master’s degrees in nursing, Ms. Coughlin served 7 years of active duty service in the U.S. Air Force Nurses Corps before transitioning to civilian practice. Beginning at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital NICU in Boston MA. Ms. Coughlin has assumed the role of staff nurse, charge nurse, and neonatal nurse practitioner, culminating in her current position with Caring Essentials Collaborative. As the Chief Transformation Officer, Ms. Coughlin provides multimodal continuing professional education for interdisciplinary neonatal clinicians aimed at translating evidence-based best practices in age-appropriate care in the NICU into clinical practice for measurable results.

A leader in the field of neonatal nursing and international key-note speaker Ms. Coughlin is a published author of multiple publications including Clinical Practice Guidelines for Age-Appropriate Care of the Premature and Critically Ill Hospitalized Infant for the National Association for Neonatal Nursing (NANN), Transformative Nursing in the NICU: Trauma-Informed, Age-Appropriate Care and her most recent book entitled: Trauma-informed Care in the NICU: Evidence-Based Practice Guidelines for Transdisciplinary Neonatal Clinicians scheduled for release in September 2016.

Interest is expected to be very high with advertisements posted throughout the neonatal units of our NHS Board partners.

More details to follow soon!