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.
GE Healthcare Maternal-Infant Care
With a shared passion, healthcare providers worldwide rely on GE Healthcare Maternal-Infant Care as their preferred partner to deliver clinically-appropriate, cutting-edge care solutions. Innovative products, exceptional service and clinical education combine to empower healthcare professionals to anticipate, understand and respond to the unique and changing needs of mothers, babies and their families.
For over 50 years, GE Healthcare Maternal-Infant Care has offered advanced technology and innovative designs that help meet the demanding clinical care needs in Labor & Delivery and Neonatal Intensive Care. GE’s products include the Giraffe* and Panda* lines of incubators and warmers, the Corometrics* maternal-fetal monitors, resuscitation and phototherapy systems, and the Carescape* vital signs monitors for neonates.
For more information about our products and services, visit us at www.gehealthcare.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.
The National Association of Neonatal Therapists (NANT) is a network 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 May 21, 2013
“Each day silently affirm that you are the type of person with whom you would like to spend the rest of your life.” ~ Bob Moawad
We all struggle at times with that inner voice that tells us we’re not enough – not smart enough, thin enough, organized enough – you name it.
I was fortunate on one of those days to experience a little mentoring moment from a stranger. (You have to be on the lookout for such moments- they’re everywhere!)
After a rather exhausting exercise session with my trainer, I wandered into the locker room to get my things and let my heart rate come back to baseline. I noticed a tiny older woman standing at the sink washing her hands. I’d guess her to be 80-85 years old. She was wearing capri pants, a white T-shirt and some awesome work out shoes!
She didn’t realize I’d walked in and was repeating something over and over to herself as she slowly washed her hands. At first I couldn’t decipher what she was saying, and then it became clear, “I am a strong and capable woman. I am a strong and capable woman.”
What’s your inner mantra?