Family engagement resources

Parents and families can be valuable partners in improving care in your newborn nursery or NICU.  Parents can offer insights that might not be obvious to other team members because of their unique role within the healthcare team.  Parents may also have questions about the risks and benefits of antibiotic use in their infant.  We encourage you to include parents in your quality improvement work, and also to provide educational materials that will help parents to make informed decisions in partnership with the healthcare team.

Implementation Guidance

The Perinatal Quality Collaborative of North Carolina has some excellent resources to involve families in antibiotic stewardship:

Antibiotics and Your Baby Video

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5 Questions to Ask Your Baby’s Doctor Before Your Baby is Given Antibiotics

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For a more robust overview, visit PQCNC’s Patient Family Engagement Resources page where you will find general guidance for establishing a Family Advisor Program.

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