The Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) team at the Jewish General Hospital celebrated World Prematurity Day on November 17 by honouring the incredible resilience of premature infants, acknowledging the tireless efforts of our CIUSSS’s healthcare professionals, and advocating for excellence in care.
With one in 10 babies worldwide born prematurely, the NICU team is committed to continually improving outcomes for the preemie infants in their care, primarily through the program known as Evidence-Based Practice for Improving Quality (EPIQ).
EPIQ uses research-based data and best practices to guide clinical care. The initiative also encourages multidisciplinary collaboration among team members, which includes neonatologists, neonatal nurse practitioners, nurses, respiratory therapists, as well as a pharmacist, nutritionist, and occupational therapist. Their collaborative approach helps meet the unique needs of each premature infants.