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Join Our 35th Anniversary Celebration in SaNANNah This Fall!

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It's NANN's 35th anniversary this year and we couldn't think of a better way to celebrate than taking our annual conference to charming Savannah, Georgia, October 9 to 12. We are eternally grateful for your membership, your loyalty, and your dedication to your profession and patients. You are what makes NANN great! It's a big year for NANN, and we plan to make this annual conference one you will not soon forget! Register today at NANN.org/register.

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SaNANNah KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

We're thrilled to introduce the keynote speakers for NANN's 35th Annual Conference! Visit NANN.org/keynotes for information on this year's speakers and their respective sessions. This year's lineup includes Terry S. Johnson, APN, NNP-BC, MN, CLEC; Heather Monk Bodenstab, PharmD; and Rebecca Love, RN, BS, MSN, FIEL! Learn more and register today to attend these impactful sessions.

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GET A JUMP START ON YOUR CONFERENCE EXPERIENCE A DAY EARLY THIS YEAR!

PRECONFERENCE LEARNING

Clinical Cases From the Newborn Nursery: Learning From Never Events, Preventable NICU Admissions, and Readmissions

Join your colleagues to solve a series of real-world clinical cases with 1 unifying theme—they were initially labeled as “normal” newborns. This engaging session will challenge both your clinical and diagnostic skills and infuse a healthy dose of evidence aimed at helping you and your team improve the quality and safety of care for every newborn and prevent potentially preventable neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) admissions and hospital readmissions of newborns.

Learn more at NANN.org/preconference.

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NANNP APRN SUMMIT: EMPLOYING CULTURAL HUMILITY AS A STANDARD OF CARE: ADDRESSING THE NEEDS OF LGBTQ FAMILIES IN THE NICU

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Attend NANN's 35th Annual Conference and join us a day early for the NANNP APRN Summit where attendees will enjoy a half-day session that identifies solutions to national issues unique to APRNs! Register now to reserve your spot at the NANNP APRN Summit's Keynote address, Employing Cultural Humility as a Standard of Care: Addressing the Needs of LGBTQ Families in the NICU and 2 additional breakout sessions. Don't miss your chance to experience groundbreaking education specifically tailored for neonatal nurse practitioners and clinical nurse specialists.

Learn more at NANN.org/Summit.

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PAMPERS/PROCTER & GAMBLE

Sponsored by Pampers

Join Dr. White's session, Auditory Exposure in the NICU, from 7:00–8:00 p.m. on Friday, October 11 at NANN's 35th Annual Conference. The presentation will provide the most up-to-date information and skills on how to protect auditory development in the NICU in order to promote the best possible outcomes for these infants. Auditory experiences in utero and in the neonatal period are critical to brain development and later language acquisition. Premature infants cared for in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) have a very different auditory experience than infants born at term, which can put them at risk for abnormal neurodevelopment (and later, language development). NICU nurses must have an understanding of the challenges of the NICU environment in order to implement appropriate interventions to provide optimal auditory experiences for the preterm infant. Register for this year's conference to secure your spot at the symposium!

Robert White, MD is a graduate of the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and has been Director of the Regional Newborn Program at Beacon Children's Hospital since 1981. His primary interest has been in advancing structural and operational strategies to provide the optimal NICU environment of care for babies, families, and caregivers. To this end he has written many papers, co-founded and chairs the Consensus Committee to Establish Recommended Standards for Newborn ICU Design, and co-directs the Gravens Conference on the Physical and Developmental Environment of the Newborn and the International Conference on Brain Monitoring and Neuroprotection in the Newborn.

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COME BACK TO THE NICU RECHARGED AFTER SOME SAVANNAH FUN!

SaNANNah is so much more than a conference; it's a time to connect with your peers, celebrate your profession, and increase your influence on patients and their families. Take the much needed opportunity to recharge and come back to the NICU refreshed. Get ready for many unforgettable experiences including food tours, cemetery tours, and NANN's annual soiree, NANN After Dark! Pack your dancing shoes and everything blue for our all-attendee Night in NANN Blue!

Visit NANN.org/travel for more information on fun Savannah activities.

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POLICIES, PROCEDURES, AND COMPETENCIES FOR NEONATAL NURSING, SIXTH EDITION

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Updated for the first time in 8 years, NANN's Policies, Procedures, and Competencies for Neonatal Nursing Care, Sixth Edition

  • includes policies, procedures, and competencies based on the most current evidence available in the practice of neonatal nursing;
  • features the most up-to-date evidence and best-practice protocols;
  • serves as an invaluable resource for developing, revising, or refining a unit's policies, procedures, and competencies;
  • provides language that can be customized to align with individual institutional policy and local and state regulations; and
  • includes new competencies on neonatal withdrawal and aEEG monitoring as well as a new policy on donor milk use.

Order your copy today at NANN.org/store!

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CELEBRATE NEONATAL NURSES WEEK, SEPTEMBER 9 TO 15, 2019!

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This year NANN is expanding Neonatal Nurses Day to an entire week, September 9 to 15! Celebrate the week as a unit by ordering NANN apparel in advance. Visit NANNMerch.com and place your order for a variety of new NANN apparel!

Neonatal Nurses Week provides an opportunity to celebrate the hard work and dedication of neonatal nurses as well as the NANN community. Share your neonatal experiences through Neonatal Nurses Week and every week on NANN's Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter pages. We look forward to hearing from and celebrating you!

Visit NANN.org/NNW for more information on special activities and giveaways we have planned for the week.

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