Implementing FICare

This section will provide you with all the tools and strategies you will need to make sure parents are integral members of your NICU care team. Before getting started, it is important to remember that FICare is an actionable model of care. The ultimate goal of FICare is to support parents in becoming engaged, empowered, comfortable, and confident in caring for their baby in the NICU. The pillars of FICare are the scaffolding that supports the implementation of this model of care. These pillars may need to be adapted to your unit. We encourage you to maintain flexibility and creativity as you begin putting FICare into action.

Planning & Engagement

Create steering committee
Establish goals and get administration buy-in
Implement guiding concepts
Communicate with parents and staff

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Sustaining FICare

Communicate success stories
Develop and review quality indicators
Recruit and support champions
Create supportive events

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