Storytime Snuggles: A NICU Reading Program
Includes a Live Event on 03/15/2022 at 1:00 PM (EDT)
Looking to start a reading program at your hospital but don’t know where to start? We can help. Join us to learn more about Storytime Snuggles, a multidisciplinary reading program launched in 2020. In this presentation we’ll highlight how we created Storytime Snuggles, key lessons and takeaways we learned through the process, as well as our suggestions and advice for building a reading program at your hospital.
Suggested Domain: Intervention
• Analyze the benefits of reading in the NICU to better understand why reading programs are essential
• Explore our process for developing a reading program including our key takeaways and suggestions for initiating a reading program
• Examine tools and resources for creating a reading program
Certified Child Life Specialist
Joanne Ordono, BA, CCLS has been a certified child life specialist for 20 years and is an active member of the Association of Child Life Professionals. Although her specialization is in hematology oncology and grief/bereavement, she also works in critical care and trauma setting at Cedars-Sinai. Most recently, she started providing support in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. She supports patients and families by providing health education, therapeutic play and end-of-life support. Joanne is passionate about providing education to future child life specialists as well as other members of the healthcare team, which include medical students, interns and residents as well as nursing students, social workers, chaplains, etc., on the unique needs of children and their families during hospitalization as well as through grief. She also plays an active role in advocating and implementing Patient and Family Centered Care.
Master of Science in Nursing
Amanda Williams, MSN, RNC-NIC, NPD-BC is a NICU nurse and aspiring leader who is passionate about neuroprotective care in the NICU, improving bonding between families and their newborns, and inspiring nurses from novice to expert to continue their education and participate in quality improvement to promote best practices in the NICU.
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