FINE stands for, Family and Infant Neurodevelopmental Education. FINE is the only programme that gives neonatal professionals of all disciplines opportunities to develop knowledge and skills in steps that can be paced to their career needs, from orientation for beginners, to developing competent practice or leadership.
FINE programs assist to bridge the gap between theory and practice with a range of learning opportunities that can be adapted to different settings. We have universal appeal with activity in over 20 countries and translations into 12 languages.
First Steps is a 100% online program created to introduce the key principles of FINE and infant and family centred developmental care.
$109 (reduced for a limited time from $149)
Interactive activities designed to evaluate the application of developmental care in your personal practice and neonatal unit
Links to current evidence
Video and print resources
Receive a Certificate of Achievement as proof of evidence for continuing professional development
The module consists of complimentary webcasts and a variety of resources to support a holistic approach and provide strategies on how to:
Assess a child using paediatric history and examination techniques including a developmental assessment, recognise ‘Red Flags’ presentations, and communicate your findings with the child and their family.
Organise and interpret necessary investigations to assist with reaching a diagnosis in a timely manner whilst avoiding unnecessary costly and painful procedures.
Formulate evidenced-based management plans for common acute and chronic paediatric conditions that can be personalised and adapted for each patient’s individual circumstances
The FINE Program is currently priced at
- 10% available for members of the Council of International Neonatal Nurses,
- The Australian College of Neonatal Nurses (ACNN), and
- The Neonatal Nurses College of Aotearoa.
- 50% discount for Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network Staff
First Steps in Family and Infant Neurodevelopmental Education (FINE)
- Sensory development
- Vestibular experience
- Taste and smell
- Sleep in the neonatal unit
- Stress, Pain and Comfort
- Pain assessment
- Managing stress and pain
- Skin-to-skin (kangaroo care)
- Understanding baby behavioural signs
- A 5 step approach to individualised caregiving