Winter is Here! And with it comes the “cold and flu” season! A season that is a challenge for all of us! BUT for children under two years, especially infants and those who were born early or are medically fragile, (congenital heart disease, chronic lung disease or specific respiratory or immune conditions) they are at a significant increased risk of being admitted to hospital should they become ill.
This presentation will talk about the risk, some of the common winter illnesses, and how parents and professionals can balance decreasing this risk and “having a life”. Resources will be provided.
About the speaker : Marianne Bracht, Mount Sinai Hospital
Marianne has over 40 plus years of nursing experience in neonatology working at the bedside, neonatal follow-up clinic, and for the past 15 years as the NICU parent resource nurse. She has advocated for families, provided education and support, created and co-lead parent education programs and worked with veteran NICU parents on parent advisory committees. Currently Marianne is the project coordinator for a research study looking at the issues faced by parents following discharge of an infant from the NICU with the goal of improved discharge planning and community support.
FREE Parking. Lunch and Refreshments are included.
Babies in arms welcome not recommended for toddlers.
Event Sponsored by: www.abbvie.ca