After the big news the focus shifted to a second main goal of the Collaborative, caloric intake. The discussion revolved around how centers document caloric intake and weight gain for all infants they see. Representatives from Advocate Children’s, Primary Children’s, and LeBonheur Children’s all shared ways that they track caloric intake and weight gain as well as who is responsible for doing so. Advocate Children’s tracks it like other vital signs like blood pressure and heart rate to give an example of the importance this has.
The call ended with a number of announcements. Nemours A.I. DuPont Hospital for Children in Wilmington, Delaware is the latest addition to the Collaborative bringing the total number of centers to 55. The fall Learning Session will be on November 7 & 8 in Cincinnati. The final announcement was that the Parent Page on the NPC-QIC website is under construction to help improve the resources available for parents. After that all signed off to get back to improving care with a heartfelt thanks from all of the parents!