NICU Cuddler

Published

08/01/2018

Start Date

09/01/2018

End Date

09/01/2022

Times of day

Weekday Afternoons

Time Commitment

A few hours per week

Duration

Long-Term (6 months-1 year)

Address

MedStar Georetown University Hospital
3800 Reservoir Rd NW
Washington
DC
20007
United States

Description

The MedStar Georgetown Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) cuddlers program provides special training to volunteers, who under the supervision of nurses, provide unhurried quiet time holding NICU babies. Volunteers provide a minimum of 4 hours per week to the NICU holding babies who need additional human attention and touch.

 

This program provides much needed physical human interaction for newborns that can help make their transition from the hospital to the home quicker. Program offers a treatment like no other in medicine: the human touch. It is clear that premature or seriously ill newborns who are held and enjoy moments of personal interaction and compassion have a much better chance of recovery. They have improved sound recognition, visual fixation, and calming skills that assist the developing brain in achieving normal milestones. Touch is an irreplaceable force of human kindness and this program emphasizes its importance.” 

 

If interested, please contact Marta Pernas Marta.L.Pernas@gunet.georgetown.edu

Benefits

  • Training Provided

How To Apply

Marta.L.Pernas@gmail.com

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