NICU B.E.A.R.S. Course February 2024
This course was designed so participants will have a better understanding of team members' roles, available resources, and understanding of the bereavement process from all aspects of care.
After completing this activity, the learner will be able to:
- identify what we are able to offer our families in regards to legacy items, comfort, and support services during the bereavement process in the NICU
- describe how to provide post-mortem care and the associated forms and documentation required for all patient deaths
- describe the dying process of a neonate and how to prepare families for what to expect during this time
- identify the various support measures in place for staff experiencing a patient loss in the NICU.
- recognize ways to improve their communication skills regarding what to expect during an infant death, including appropriate word choice and common phrases to avoid.
Alisa Barger BSN, RN
Amanda Bielata MSN, RN
Conflict of Interest Disclosure:
No planners, members of the planning committee, speakers, presenters, authors, content reviewers and/or anyone else in a position to control the content of this education activity have relevant financial relationships to disclose.
In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by the University of Pittsburgh and the Pennsylvania Affiliate of the National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists. The University of Pittsburgh is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
The maximum number of hours awarded for this Continuing Nursing Education activity is 4.5 contact hours.
- 4.50 ANCCUPMC Provider Unit is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation
- 4.50 Attendance