Virtual Quantum Caring



what is it?

Virtual Quantum Caring (VQC) is an 18-month cultural transformation initiative designed to facilitate the adoption and integration of the 5-core measure sets for trauma-informed, neuroprotective care into your culture of care.  These core measure sets are endorsed by the National Association of Neonatal Nurses, Canadian Association of Neonatal Nurses, Canadian Association of Perinatal and Women's Health, and the Council of International Neonatal Nurses.

CEC was chosen based on its comprehensive approach to age appropriate care for preterm and critically ill infants, using the guideline for practice endorsed by the National Association of Neonatal Nurses. Mary is such an energetic and convincing speaker — having her provide education for all bedside providers—nursing, respiratory therapists, and rehab staff—inspired us to adopt improved care practices to reduce the trauma of hospitalization for our babies and their families. We have instituted long lasting practice changes that were developed by the teams working with Mary. Our work on interdisciplinary teams has increased collaboration on improving care practices. We have seen an increase in professional development — our unit presented six posters at national conferences, as well as two podium presentations about research projects that were part of the three-year project of working with CEC. Mary’s enthusiasm for “looking at the evidence” and measuring and sharing our experiences has promoted the professional growth and development of many of our newest nurses!
— Myra Rolfes, MN, BSN, RNC-NIC Staff Nurse, Leader, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston Atlanta, Georgia, USA

The 5-Pillars of the VQC Program include...

  1.  Evidence-Based Practice
  2.  Quality / Practice Improvement
  3.   Frontline Accountability
  4.   Leadership Engagement
  5.   Standardization
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