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Parents deemed as essential caregivers in the NICU

NANN has partnered with the Association of Women's Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN) and the National Perinatal Association (NPA) on a new consensus statement focused on parent’s involvement in the NICU during the COVID-19 era.

Essential Care in the NICU during the COVID-19 Pandemic is a Consensus Statement of all three organizations recognize the unique challenges facing health care providers in reducing the risks of COVID-19 transmission while encouraging parent presence and engagement in care. The consensus statement supports the idea that NICU parents should be deemed as essential caregivers.

Read the Consensus Statement here. 

Here is an infographic to share with students and co-workers. 

 

 

 

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