Our Corporate Sponsors
"Individually, we are one drop. Together, we are an ocean."Ryunosuke Satoro
In the spirit of serving neonatal therapists all over the world, we thank the following NANT 365 Corporate Sponsors for their year-long support, commitment and vision.
We can’t serve the babies in our care without safe, innovative products and services.
Thank you for your ongoing dedication to excellence as we collectively strive to improve quality of life for premature and medically fragile infants everywhere.
Sue Ludwig, President and Founder
Innara Health(TM) (formerly KCBioMedix(R)) is an innovative leader in neurodevelopmental care. The company's flagship product, the FDA-approved NTrainer System(R), is the first and only technology that assesses and reinforces non-nutritive suck (NNS) in newborns and infants born prematurely in critical care settings. Developed from 20 years of extensive research, the NTrainer System is used by many top-tier children's hospitals and academic medical centers to improve the quality of care for babies born preterm.
The NTrainer System uses groundbreaking technology to accurately assess and therapeutically promote NNS - a vital skill linked to faster transitions to oral feeds, more rapid weight gain, shortened hospital stays and reduced hospitals costs. It is revolutionizing NICU and CTICU feeding for premature infants.
Neonatal therapists use the NTrainer System as both predictive and therapeutic technology during gavage feeding, and before breast or bottle feeding. It offers therapists a data-driven method to both measure and reinforce the preterm infant's NNS feeding skills.
Assessment: The NTrainer System provides standardized, objective, quantitative results of the infant's NNS organization. On-screen data and printed reports empower neonatal therapists to make more informed decisions using reliable data.
Therapy: The NTrainer System provides a clinically proven ororhythmic stimulation therapy to reinforce NNS. Studies prove this type of treatment effectively improves NNS development and oral feeding success in preterm infants who are at risk for oromotor dysfunction.
To learn more about how the NTrainer System improves health outcomes through innovation for the world's most vulnerable population - premature infants - visit us at the NANT conference or online at Innarahealth.com.
Invictus Medical, Inc., a Texas-based medical device company founded in 2011, is dedicated to the creation and implementation of innovative medical technologies. Deeply committed to improving the lives of newborns, Invictus Medical eagerly awaits FDA clearance in anticipation of the launch of its first product.
This game-changing device is designed as a preventative option meant to reduce cranial complications in newborns due to external pressure. This mobile and unobtrusive product contains a state-of-the-art gel solution designed to optimize the pressure dispersing principles of the Invictus Medical exclusive Pressure Response System. Preliminary test results indicate surface area contact with the cranium is dramatically increased and peak pressure is dramatically decreased.(1)
There’s nothing else like it or the company that created it.
Reference: Data on file, Invictus Medical Inc; 2014.(1)
Discover more at www.invictusmed.com
Philips Mother & Child Care
Your passion, our commitment
From the hospital to the home, Philips is committed to delivering the next generation of care for mother and child, right from the beginning. We share your passion for doing all you can to provide the best care possible, whatever the course of a new life. And we’re committed to providing you with innovative, clinically proven solutions and a broad range of support.
For more than 40 years, Philips has helped caregivers deliver the comprehensive care mothers and babies deserve, whether it’s basic care for a healthy mom or intensive treatment for your most fragile preemie. We recognize that addressing immediate concerns is just as critical as providing long-term developmental well-being.
And our innovative, evidence-based solutions are developed to support a baby’s growth, while helping newborns bond with parents and family. In the hospital, Philips breakthrough imaging and monitoring products, developmentally supportive NICU and PICU solutions, and advanced clinical information systems help you plan better, work more efficiently, and make more informed clinical decisions. When it’s time to go home, Philips is there with nursing, feeding, soothing, jaundice management, and monitoring solutions you can use to help mothers, babies and their families get off to a healthy start.
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The National Association of Neonatal Therapists (NANT) is an organization created specifically for neonatal occupational therapists, physical therapists, and speech-language pathologists. NANT provides multiple ways for neonatal therapists to connect, learn, mentor and inspire while advancing this focused field of therapy on a national level.
By Sue Ludwig November 18, 2014
Here’s a fact I hadn’t considered:
By the start of 2015 I will have led and participated in roughly 60 hours of Inner Circle Mentoring Calls with the members of NANT (since NANT’s inception).
And let me tell you – I’ve learned a few things about all of you in those 60 hours.
You start out with simple questions:
- What kind of positioning aids?
- What’s one way to improve breastfeeding rates?
- How can I get more hours in the NICU?
And then something happens.
Those simple questions bloom into larger discussions. Why? Because it’s rare that the answers are isolated to yes, no, or choice A, B or C. It depends. It depends on the patient population, the culture of your NICU, your own expertise, the evidence or lack thereof, and a many other variables.
We do get to the bottom of things, but with more depth than was posed with the original question.
I’ve also learned that you NEED TO KNOW YOU’RE DOING THE RIGHT THING for BABIES and FAMILIES. Which is great. It’s one of the reasons I love this group so much. You lead with passion and integrity and semi-perfectionistic expectations of yourselves. (And I say that with love.)
You’re tired, frustrated, and exhausted by the endless work you put in and the equally endless roadblocks you encounter along the way. Why does every little project take so long and include so many barriers when you’re just trying to improve care?
I hear ya.
Well, again, there’s no perfect one word answer to that question. But there IS a place you can go to be heard, to receive focused guidance from your neonatal colleagues and have permission to ask the hard questions.
You just have to sign up. At no cost.
Click here to register for the 2015 NANT Virtual Summit where we’ll interview our way through the rough spots together.
(Not based in the US? No problem- you can join us from anywhere in the world.)
There’s no reason to feel alone in all of this. Let us break down some of the most common obstacles out there and give you tangible tools to take back with you the same day.
Can’t wait to talk with you soon!
(I’m guessing that by this time of year your tank is quite low. Let this experience refuel you so you can continue to excel at your oh-so-vital work.)
By Invictus Medical November 11, 2014