FINE level 1: Foundation Toolkit

It is the first level in the FINE programme, which introduces the scope of family-centred developmental care and the evidence that supports it. It is a two-day course with presentations, demonstrations and interactive workshops.

Due to the Covid 19 pandemic all FINE Foundation Toolkits have been postponed until the autumn and winter. This includes courses that were planned for Poole, North Wales, Durham, Belfast and London. As soon as we have new dates confirmed we will list them here.

If you have any questions, please contact training@bliss.org.uk.

Who should attend?

The course is recommended for anyone working with infants and families in hospital settings, including:

  • Neonatal nurses and midwives
  • Neonatologists
  • Nursery nurses
  • Medical staff
  • Healthcare assistants
  • Paediatric nurses
  • Therapists working with neonates.

What is included in the course?

The programme covers the scope and evidence supporting this approach and explores the practical aspects of implementation. Topics include:

  • Preterm brain, motor and sensory development
  • Parent infant relationship and parent’s journey
  • Observing and understanding infant behaviour
  • Kangaroo care
  • Baby-led feeding
  • Managing stress and pain.

If you have any questions, please contact the Training and Events team.

If you are interested in increasing your knowledge regarding family-centred care, find out about the FINE Level 2: Practical Skills

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