2nd African Neonatal Nursing Conference to be held at CHS

The Council of International Neonatal Nurses (COINN) ,University of Nairobi (UoN

The Council of International Neonatal Nurses (COINN) and GEI will hold  COINN’s Africa conference under the theme Universal Health Care: Saving the Newborn. Professionals and students in nursing, midwifery, neonatology, pediatrics, public health and related fields meet in the beautiful Kenyan capital Nairobi for two days of knowledge and experience sharing (November 14-15, 2019). The conference is co-organized with the Association of Neonatal Nurses-Kenya (ANNK) and the University of Nairobi (UoN),College of Health Sciences ,Kenyatta National Hospital.

Keynote speakers include some of the most renowned personalities in neonatal nursing today – including Prof. Dr. Carole Kenner (COINN President & CEO), A/Prof. Dr. Karen Walker (COINN Vice President & President of the Australian College of Neonatal Nurses), Dr. Karen New (COINN Past President & Past Professional Officer of the Australian College of Neonatal Nurses), Dr. Miriam Wagoro- Director, School of Nursing, University of Nairobi and Josephine Bariu (ANNK President & COINN Member).

Theme Universal Health Care: Saving the Newborn – contemporary neonatal care within the context of the African continent is the conference’s overall theme. This conference will focus on clinical neonatal care and will offer opportunity for health providers to advance their neonatal care, exchange ideas and network with colleagues.

Possible topics include:

 • Thermoregulation including KMC, safe use of overhead warmers, incubators and warming beds

• Glucose monitoring and management

• Airway management including CPAP and CPAP management

• Maintenance of CPAP equipment to control for nosocomial infection

• Feeding regimens, standards and protocols

• Caring for the small baby < 1.5 kg

• Skin care • Developmental care

 • Discharge from the neonatal unit

• Nurse education and training

• Breastfeeding

 • Involving parents and infants in research

 • Advancing the role of neonatal nurses

 • Families as partners in care

 • Traditional practices and their place in current newborn care

• The small for gestational infant

• The needs of the sick, term newborn

 • Innovation in nursing practice, education or administration in neonatal care

• Maternal challenges and effects on the newborn

• Nurses as leaders

 • Preconception care

• Supporting health workers