Safe Sleep for Newborns is an evidence-based teaching program developed for families giving birth at Sisters of Charity Hospital. This initiative has multiple activities: (1) development of an evidence-based teaching program which is role modeled for patients and families on the Mother-Baby Unit at Sisters of Charity Hospital (completed); (2) publication of the teaching program in Neonatal Network: The Journal of Neonatal Nursing (completed); (3) research on the factors influencing infant sleep position and behaviors in the home (on-going); (4) research on the effectiveness of the safe sleep teaching program (on-going); and (5) development of mobile education tool focused on safe sleep for parents and families (on-going).
“Neonatal Consequences of Pregnancy Events: What Every Nursery Nurse Needs to Know” is a series being written for a column on newborn care in Neonatal Network: The Journal of Neonatal Nursing. Each article will be co-authored by a School of Nursing student and a mother-baby nurse from Sisters of Charity Hospital. This project will disseminate critical knowledge and evidence related to the care of infants in the first 24 hours of life.
Responding to the White House’s 2010 Joining Forces initiative to enhance the health care of veterans and military families, the Schools of Nursing and Social Work received a 3E Grant to advance the knowledge, skills and abilities of University at Buffalo (UB) nursing and social work students and community practitioners to better address existing and future unmet needs. The mission of Joining Forces-UB is to develop a comprehensive veteran and military family care educational program for students and community practitioners, and build a portfolio of interdisciplinary research. The project pursues this mission by capitalizing on the strengths and resources of the UB School of Nursing (SON) and UB School of Social Work (SSW) in partnership with local community organizations serving veterans and/or military families in the Western New York region.
This was an hour-long presentation to the Catholic Health System (CHS) staff, nursing and others, about how to encounter and engage the LGBT patients who present to the CHS facilities, and how to make those encounters with care and compassion. I addressed definitions, health disparities and ways to interact with all patients that make no assumptions about gender or sexual orientation.
Carla Jungquist, ANP, PhD, is collaborating with the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention in developing questions that can be used for surveillance of potential sleep disorders in the community nationwide. Additional location: South Campus