L2022 Trauma Informed Care in the NICU Simulation

The goal of this course is to provide an opportunity to practice trauma informed care communication techniques and explore the trauma in lactation promotion in the NICU. The course is 2 hours long, including 20 minutes of required pre-learning content. During the course, we will have actors embedded into the simulations, to allow for realistic practice of trauma informed care communication strategies.

Accreditation information and available credit will appear in the workshop sessions for this course.

Please email Leah Jordan with questions regarding the course.

Target Audience

This session is designed specifically for Children's Minnesota Professional Staff.

Learning Objectives

  • Describe the role of trauma in the NICU.
  • Describe the principles of trauma informed care.
  • Examine personal bias surrounding lactation in the NICU.
  • Demonstrate strategies for providing trauma-informed lactation promotion in the NICU through simulation scenarios.
Course summary
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15 minRole of trauma in the NICU
30 minPrinciples of trauma informed care
15 minExamine personal biases around lactation in the NICU
60 minSimulation and De-brief

This course will take place in one of the Children's Minnesota Simulation Centers on the Minneapolis and St. Paul campuses - location determined by date of course you choose. See dates and locations under the REGISTER tab.


Leah Jordan, MD & Mona Rippy, BSHCM, RMA


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Accreditation Statement:

In support of improving patient care, Children’s Minnesota is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Children’s Minnesota takes responsibility for the content, quality and scientific interest of its accredited continuing education events.

Credit Statement:


Children’s Minnesota designates this live activity for a maximum of 2.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent to their participation in the activity.


Children's Minnesota designates this live activity for a maximum of 2.0 ANCC nursing contact hour. Nurses should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


This program offers 2.0 contact hours of continuing education.  Most medical professional organizations accept AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.  It is the individual’s responsibility to determine whether an education activity meets the continuing education requirements of their respective licensures and/or professional boards.  Go to your respective organization’s website for more detailed information regarding credit requirements.

Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the learner to earn up to 2.0 MOC points in the American Board of Pediatrics’ (ABP) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to the ACCME for the purpose of granting ABP MOC credit.

Learner data for those seeking MOC Part II credit will be shared with the ACCME for reporting MOC data to the ABP. 

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Please select the date you would like to attend the in-person simulation then click the ENROLL button to begin. After you enroll you will need to complete the required pre-course reading and the MOC information if seeking these credits.

This course will appear in your pending activities until all components are completed. You will have 90 days to complete all components of the course. After this time period, you will lose access to the course content.