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Piaget Institute marks World Prematurity Day

Colloquium and workshop on the academic campus of Silves bring together health professionals and students with the aim of raising awareness about the problem of premature births and their consequences for newborns and their families.

The Piaget Institute, through its Jean Piaget School of Health in Algarve, joins the celebrations of the World Prematurity Day with the holding of a colloquium and a workshop, taking place on November 19, in the auditorium of the academic campus, in Silves.

The initiative, aimed primarily at nurses, nursing students, and other health professionals, aims to sensitize students and the rest of the academic community to the issue of prematurity, providing at the same time a training moment and interdisciplinary sharing.

World Prematurity Day, also known as International Prematurity Awareness Day, is celebrated on November 17th. The ephemeris is promoted by EFCNI – European Foundation for the Care of Newborn, a platform created in April 2008, at the European level. Made up of parents and health professionals, the movement aims to give a voice to premature newborns, as well as their families.

The established date serves, above all, to raise awareness of premature births, deaths, and sequelae due to prematurity, as well as to alert to simple, proven, and efficient measures that could prevent them. A premature baby is characterized by the immaturity of its body, making it more vulnerable and sensitive to certain external factors, such as light and noise.

The program of activities prepared by the Jean Piaget School of Health in Silves starts at 8:30 am, with a workshop on the theme “Basic Pediatric Life Support”. At 11:00 the colloquium begins, which lasts until the end of the afternoon, with multiple interventions by health professionals, three tablets throughout the day, and debates.

Program

  • 8:30 am to 10:45 am – Workshop “Basic Pediatric Life Support” (Trainers: Nurse Ana Cristina Guerreiro and Nurse Diogo Vitorino)
  • 11:00 am – Opening session
  • 11:15 am – 1st Table – Moderator: Nurse Denise Pedro
    Nurses Ivete Monteiro and Susana Costa – (videoconference), CHULC-HDE
    Nurse Catarina Carvalho – “Positioning in promoting the development of the PNB and/or seriously ill newborn”, CHUA-Portimão
    Nurse Ana Sousa SNIPI – “Promotion of Child Development in the Community”, Albufeira Local Intervention Team
  • 12:15 pm – Debate (1st table)
  • 13:00 – Lunch
  • 14:00 – 2nd Table – Moderator: Nurse João Grade
    Nurse Helena Santos – “Enabling for Better Care: the contribution of Health literacy in the transition to Parenthood”, CHUA Portimão
    Nurse Nuno Ribeiro – “Dynamic TIP Algarve”, TIP Faro
    Nurse Tânia Boteta – “Care for baby and family-centered development”, NICU Faro
    Psychologist Verónica Oliveira – “Anticipated birth, extra care – Psychoaffective Processes”, SNIPI Lagos
  • 3:30 pm – Debate (2nd table)
  • 4:15 pm – Break
  • 4:30 pm – 3rd Table – Moderator: Nurse Ana Costa
    Nurse João Grade – “Continuous Training of Nurses”, professor and CE supervisor at ESSJP/Algarve
    Nurse Denise Pedro – “Guidance/Supervision of students in neonatology”, professor and coordinator of CE at ESSJP/Algarve
  • 5:30 pm – Debate (3rd table)
  • 18:00 – Closing – Xelb Tuna Performance
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