“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 Premier Partners 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.
Dr. Brown’s® Medical, a division of Handi-Craft Company is dedicated to developing innovative infant and children’s feeding products and providing services in support of positive, long-term feeding outcomes. By staying current of evidence-based research, the Dr. Brown’s® Medical Division is uniquely positioned to provide you with tools to improve the quality of care you offer your infant population.
As your partner in the advancement of oral feeding, Dr. Brown’s® Medical offers optimal support for your infants’ feeding experience with the Zero-Resistance™ bottle systems; a variety of reliable nipple flow levels; and the newly acquired Infant-Driven Feeding™ (IDF™) program.
The IDF™ program changes feeding practice to better support the infant by focusing on what is best for the infant and family “in the moment” rather than choosing to feed based only on age or treating every infant the same way. Research results on this consistent and replicable education feeding program reports multiple positive outcomes –
• Decrease in time from initiation to full oral feeds
• Decrease in length of stay
• Reduced hospital costs
• Increased parental satisfaction and confidence
• Increased kangaroo care
• Increased breastfeeding rates at discharge
Over the past several years, Dr. Brown’s® Medical has provided integral solutions with novel products – the Ultra-Preemie™ Nipple, the Preemie Pacifier and the acclaimed Specialty Feeding System – to transform care practices of infant oral feeding challenges in NICUs, newborn nurseries, and specialty clinics throughout the world. Skilled neonatal care providers and developmental feeding specialists rely on Dr. Brown’s® Medical to help foster consistency of care, promote parental confidence and support infant feeding skills for a smooth transition home.
Innara HealthTM (formerly KCBioMedix®) is an innovative leader in neurodevelopmental care. The company’s flagship product, the FDA-approved NTrainer System®, 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.
Pampers®, the #1 Choice of hospitals*, has been trusted by healthcare professionals and hospitals for over 40 years to help care for patients. In partnering with nurses, therapists, and doctors, Pampers develops products to provide protection and comfort for every stage of baby’s development. With more than 80 clinical safety studies conducted and over 50 global scientific papers published, Pampers helps ensure infants are provided exceptional protection and comfort during their hospital stay. And more than 700 Pampers scientists around the world work with doctors to make dermatologically tested products that put babies’ safety first. Pampers believes – no matter how or when they’re born – each baby deserves the highest standard of care based on his or her unique developmental needs.
Pampers is a part of The Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE:PG) and is the #1-selling diaper worldwide. Every day, more than 25 million babies in 100 countries around the world wear Pampers. Visit https://www.pampersprofessional.com/s/ or contact our Customer Care Team at [email protected] or 1-800-543-3331 to learn more about Pampers complete range of diapers, training pants, and baby wipes products.
*based on newborn hospital diaper sales
About Procter & Gamble
P&G serves consumers around the world with one of the strongest portfolios of trusted, quality, leadership brands, including Always®, Bounty®, Charmin®, Crest®, Dawn®, Downy®, Febreze®, Gain®, Gillette®, Head & Shoulders®, Olay®, Oral-B®, Pampers®, Pantene®, SK-II®, Tide®, and Vicks®. The P&G community includes operations in approximately 70 countries worldwide. Please visit www.pg.com for the latest news and information about P&G and its brands.
Prolacta Bioscience Inc.
Prolacta Bioscience® Inc. is a privately held life sciences company dedicated to Advancing the Science of Human Milk®. Prolacta is the world’s leading hospital provider of 100% human milk-based nutritional products that are changing the standard of care for extremely premature infants.
In addition, the company is exploring the therapeutic potential of human milk across a wide spectrum of human diseases, including applications for infants requiring surgery for congenital cardiac and gastrointestinal disorders. Operating the world’s first pharmaceutical-grade human milk processing facilities, Prolacta leads the industry with the highest quality and safety standards for the screening and testing of donor milk. Prolacta is a global company with headquarters in Duarte, California, and can be found online at www.prolacta.com, on Twitter @prolacta, on Instagram @prolacta_bioscience, on Facebook at www.facebook.com/prolacta and LinkedIn at www.linkedin.com/company/prolacta-bioscience/.
Dandle•LION MedicalTM is growing like a weed and sprouting fabulous new neurodevelopmental and organic products for preemies and term babies! We are a young and agile company that works with NICU professionals to develop the next generation of products that support optimal infant development.
The new ROO2 and Dandle WRAP Stretch, based on the same principles in our original Dandle ROO and Dandle WRAP, are made from a versatile sports performance fabric (with an adorable DandleLION print) that mimics the womb with its 3 way stretch. Babies can move and wiggle and then return to a flexed and midline position. The Dandle WRAP Stretch also has strategically placed micro-fasteners that help to calm, soothe and contain even the fussiest, most agitated babies. And what about gel pillows? We have 5 sizes that are soft, squishy and won’t dry out or ever get moldy!
Dandle•LION sources only the finest product ingredients or components that will exceed parental and staff expectations. Our line of organic skin care products – Playful Wash for the first bath, Skin to Skin Massage Oil for the first touch, Nurturing Balm to prevent or soothe a first diaper rash, and Soothing Cream for any rashes or dry skin – are made from certified organic ingredients that are far beyond the standards required in the U.S. Parents and staff can feel confident that fragile newborn skin is being touched by the best! A quote from a recent children’s hospital nurse who just switched to our Nurturing Balm:
“This Butt Balm has the most wonderful consistency that goes on so smooth. It doesn’t clump so you aren’t irritating the skin when you wipe. And this might sound silly, but it is the best smelling cream I have ever put on a diaper rash.”
We hope you have taken advantage of our FREE webinars (with a free CE)! We have dozens of recorded webinars and a new one every other month, many done by or appropriate for therapists. You can attend live or listen to a recording by going to www.dandlelion-webinars.com.
Please visit www.dandlelionmedical.com to see more of our terrific positioning aids and other products – Dandle PAL, Thermal Hats, the DandleLION Bathing System, KangaROO Kuddler and more. Join our Dandy tribe!
Products Developed in Partnership with NICU Nurses
The Huggies brand has a long-standing commitment to partner with healthcare professionals. Huggies product designs reflect insights from nurses’ real-world experiences, including the only specialized neonatal intensive care unit wipes created for premature babies and tailored for their especially delicate skin.
In addition, Kimberly-Clark’s Skin Science research group and Huggies brand have invested significantly in research over the past 25 years to better understand infant skin and provide healthcare professionals with new insights on skin care that can lead to better outcomes. Recent research papers have examined pre-mature infant skin physiology and cleansing, and the causes, mitigation and treatment of diaper dermatitis.
Kimberly-Clark (NYSE: KMB) and its well-known global brands are an indispensable part of life for people in more than 175 countries. Every day, nearly a quarter of the world’s population trust K-C brands and the solutions they provide to enhance their health, hygiene and well-being. With brands such as Kleenex, Scott, Huggies, Pull-Ups, Kotex and Depend, Kimberly-Clark holds the No.1 or No. 2 share position in 80 countries. To keep up with the latest K-C news and to learn more about the Company’s 143-year history of innovation, visit www.kimberly-clark.com or follow us on Facebook and Twitter.
The critical information only available from MRI. The safety and efficiency of keeping the baby in the NICU. With the Embrace® Neonatal MRI System from Aspect Imaging, Ltd, both are now possible, without compromise. The first system designed exclusively for the specific needs of the NICU baby, while keeping the entire process inside the NICU, the 1.0 Tesla Embrace has a small footprint designed to fit into space similar to a private family room in the NICU.
What would your team like to change in the current process? No IV line extensions, no external equipment changes, no scheduling challenges, no long delays in the Radiology department and no requirement to transport the baby out of the NICU. These extra challenges are part of the past when the Embrace becomes part of your NICU, keeping everyone in their comfort zone: clinical teams, parents and babies. A workflow the NICU team desires, the critical data clinical decisions demand and the comfort of the NICU the baby requires. Better care demands better technology.