JANUARY 2020


This Issue:

Clinical Corner

2020 Year of the Nurse Celebrating Nursing and Midwifery 

Just a Nurse Life of a Nurse

January is Cervical Health Awareness Month 

January is National Glaucoma Awareness Month

National Birth Defects Prevention Mon th 

Recipe - Ham Biscuit Sandwiches with Apricot Mustard

January  Fun Family Activities
 

From Everyone at The NBN Group!

























Clinical Corner 



Friendly Reminders & News


Nursing Documentation is Essential for Good Clinical Communication

Appropriate documentation provides an accurate reflection of nursing assessments, changes in clinical state, care provided and pertinent patient information to support the multidisciplinary team to deliver great care.

The patients are counting on the nurse to document what is happening as it happens.
If you need help with documentation, please call your nursing supervisor or myself. We are happy to coach you to become the best nurse you can be.

Trach Status Documentation
You must document Trach status at a minimum at the beginning and end of the shift.

GT/JT/NG Documentation
GT/JT/NG needs to documentation each time you access the tube.

PH Documentation
Vitally important to document the pH each time you access the NG tube. No exceptions!

Vital Signs
With vital signs follow the yellow brick road The POT will lead the way. So every four hours in an 8 hour shift means beginning middle and end of shift.

Thank you for all you do as nurses for the patients of Newborn Nurses.
Amy


 
Have a question ? We can help!
Need training ? We can help!


Amy Zirkle
 
Amy Zirkle, RN
Clinical Educator
Newborn Nurses
Phone: 856-669-0211 Ext 200329
2 Pin Oak Lane Suite 250
Cherry Hill, NJ 08003




Make a difference in a family's life - You can help!!!!

Open Cases
 

Vineland, Cumberland County (School Case)
"Looking for a case that will warm your heart?! Then this is the one for you! This family is so happy to have their sweet girl home and needs your help for the transition. You will be welcomed and appreciated for all that you do!"
Age 14 Year Old Female - Trach/Vent, BiPap, G Tube
Available Hours:
  Monday's: 4p-12a
Tuesday's: 4p-12a
Wednesday's: 4p-12a
Thursday's: 4p-12a
Friday's: 8a-4p (school), 4p-12a
Saturday's: 8a-4p, 4p-12a
Sunday's: 8a-4p, 4p-12a
Contact Samantha at 856-669-0211 ext. 200282

Gloucester City, Camden County
S.F. is a little cutie! The family is sweet and compassionate and you will enjoy every minute of working with them! Beautiful and organized house... Great case all around! Reach out TODAY to get an orientation scheduled!"                           
4 Year Old Male - G-Tube, PD Catheter
Available Hours:
Sunday's: 9p-9a   
E/O Monday's: 9p-9a    
Contact Samantha at 856-669-0211 ext. 200282

Penns Grove, Salem County
A little cutie looking for night angels to help him sleep comfortably through the night. This family is really appreciative for all your help! Please reach out TODAY to sign up for an orientation and to meet the family!
7 Year Old Male-G-Tube, Cough Assist, Pulse Ox, O2, Suction
Available Hours:
 Monday's: 8p-6a
Tuesday's 8p-6a
Wednesday's: 8p-6a
Contact Samantha at 856-669-0211 ext. 200282

Flemington, Hunterdon County Cases:
17 year old Male: G-tube, specs, hoyer, bath chair, Suction, CPAP, POX
Available Hours: School Hours!
Monday through Friday 7a-3p
Contact Alexa at 609-436-6420 ext 106
amorales@nbngroup.com

Trenton, Mercer County
6 Year old Female -  Gtube, infinity enteral pump, suction machine, pulse ox, extension sets, feeding bags, pulse ox
Come care for this school age female! Currently on g-tube feeds this girl is progressing to PO feeds! She is very bright and likely to keep you up on your toes. She enjoys interaction with her nurses-including dress-up! Looking for a vivacious RN who will assist with maintaining the care for this adorable little girl! School shifts available! School is walking distance from the home! Orientation will be provided by nursing supervisors.
Available Hours:
Mondays 8a-4p
Tuesdays 8a-4p
School fill in Monday to Friday 8a-4p
Contact Alexa at  609-436-6420 ext 106
amorales@nbngroup.com

Flemington, Hunterdon County Cases:
10 year old Female: Seizure Precautions
Available Hours:
Monday: 4p-9p
Thursday: 4p-9p
Saturday:10a-6p
Sunday: 10a-6p
Contact Alexa at 609-436-6420 ext 106

Freehold, Monmouth County Cases:
2 year old Female: G-tube, Nebulizer, enteral pump, suction
Available Hours:
Fridays: 8a-8p
Saturday:8a-8p
Sunday: 8a-8p
Contact Alexa at 609-436-6420 ext 106

Morris Plains, Morris County Cases:
64 year old Male: PEG Tube, uristomy, colostomy
Available Hours:
Monday: 9a-3p
Tuesday: 9a-3p
Friday: 9a-3p
Saturday: 9a-3p
Sunday: 9a-3p
Contact Alexa at 609-436-6420 ext 106

Phillipsburg, Warren County Cases:
Infant male: 24 wk premature, BPD GERD, G-Tube Feeds
Available Hours: Day shift Mon-Sun 10AM - 6PM
Infant female: Trach, G-tube; 
Available Hours:11p-7a Mon-Sun and and 7a-3p On weekends
Infant female: NG Tube; 
Available Hours:Overnights
Toddler male: Trach, Vent, G-tube
Available Hours:overnights
Contact Alexa at 609-436-6420 ext 106

Browns Mills, Burlington County
Teenage Female - *GJ Tube, Pulse Ox, O2, BiPap, Suction, Nebulizer, Cough Assist, Wheel Chair, Hoyer
Work with a team of nurses that are supportive in helping you learn the care and routine. 1 dog.
Available Hours: 
Monday's: 5p-5a
Tuesday's: 5p-5a
Wednesday's: 5p-5a
Thursday's: 5p-5a
Friday's: 5p-5a
Saturday's: 5p-5a
Sunday's: 5p-6a

Browns Mills, Burlington County
Teenage Female -  *GJ Tube, Pulse Ox, O2, BiPap, Suction, Nebulizer, Cough Assist, Wheel Chair, Hoyer
Work with a team of nurses that are supportive in helping you learn the care and routine. 1 dog.
Available Hours 
Monday's: 5p-5a
Tuesday's: 5p-5a
Wednesday's: 5p-5a
Thursday's: 5p-5a
Friday's: 5p-5a
Saturday's: 5p-5a
Sunday's: 5p-6a
Contact Morgan 856- 669-0211 Ext. 200318

Sicklerville, Camden County
School Age Female -  *Trach & Vent (Trilogy), GJ Tube, Suction, O2, Pulse Ox, Nebulizer, Lift, Wheel Chair
Hours Available
Saturday's: 9p-7a
Saturday's 7a-5p
Sunday's 7a-5p,
Sunday's 9p-7a
First time home with a Trach & Vent - be the nurse to make a difference in their new transition. No pets. Patient has own care room on 1st floor, well organized. Ask about our scheduled Trach & Vent classes!
Contact Morgan 856- 669-0211 Ext. 200318

Medford, Burlington County:
Adult Male with GJ Tube, Nebulizer, Suction, Pulse Ox, O2, Ambu Bag, Cough Assist, Wheel Chair, Ceiling Track Lift . Newly re-modeled home with top of the line equipment. Only son to caring parents looking for a reliable nurse to join their team of compassionate nurses.
Hours Available:
Wednesday's: 430p-830p
Thursday's: 430p-830p
Friday's: 3p-9p
Contact Morgan 856- 669-0211 Ext. 200318
Nurses Needed in: Washington, Holmdel, Morris Plains, Flemington, Howell, and Trenton.


2020 Year of the Nurse Celebrating Nursing and Midwifery 
endorsed by WHO Executive Board

 "There is a unique opportunity to honor the nursing contribution to the health of our world in 2020"
 
Geneva, Switzerland; 31 January 2019 - The International Council of Nurses (ICN) and the Nursing Now campaign are delighted to support the endorsement by the World Health Organization Executive Board (WHO EB) to designate 2020 as the Year of the Nurse and Midwife. The recommendation was made yesterday evening in Geneva by Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of WHO. The proposal will go to the World Health Assembly in May for its consideration.

Noting that 2020 will be the 200th anniversary of the birth of Florence Nightingale, and recognizing her contribution to health and humanity, Dr Tedros said that, "Nurses and midwives play such a vital role in delivering Health for All". Click  here to watch Dr Tedros' speech.

Annette Kennedy, President of ICN, underlined, "This exciting proposal of the Year of the Nurse and Midwife in 2020 will go a long way to raising the profile of nursing and highlighting the importance of the need for more well-educated nurses, of investing in recruitment and retention strategies and of removing the barriers to the development of advanced nursing roles that are proving highly effective at expanding healthcare coverage."





Just a Nurse | Life of a Nurse

How Do You Define ... Just A Nurse?

Reflections of a day in the life of a nurse, through her eyes...

As I am approached by an angry family member of a patient that has been getting increasingly worse, they shout at me to which I reply...
"I am just the nurse."
 
After my shift, as I make my way home, I reflected on my response and what I meant in that statement "I am just the nurse....".  What exactly did that mean? As a looked back on the major accomplishment of my life, I realized that the response I gave, although only a few words, was worth more than anything I could explain.
 
"Just the nurse" meant that I had mastered the art of assessment and deliberation. Mastered prioritization and communication skills. I had spent more of my recent life with strangers who ended up closer than a family than I had spent with my actual family. I have spent countless hours filling my brain with information that I could only pray to remember the next day once the test began. I had tried on dozens of scrub uniforms until I finally found the perfect brand. And let's not forget about the walking, I have put more miles on my work shoes than most cars are able to reach. I have held more hands and offered more comfort than one person could possibly be capable of. I have dealt with more unexpected outcomes than any individual should be able to adapt to. I have answered more medical questions for my family members and friends than I care to discuss. Yet, here I am. Head held high knowing the power that I possessed to change the trajectory of a life by "just being a nurse."
 
As a nurse, we have the power to hold hands and comfort souls while we wipe the tears away. We have the power to offer protection and be the defenders for our patients and families. We help comfort in the midst of pain and spread courage in the face of fear. We are able to be an advocate for those who are unable to advocate for themselves. We give hope when all hope is lost. We offer a shoulder to cry on and a listening ear in the middle of the night. We pour our soul out to others for long shifts, yet wake up and give more the next day. We are healers of not just the physical but the spiritual.
 
Being "just a nurse" is more than a job choice. It extends beyond a profession. Being a nurse consumes your soul and radiates from within. It is our calling, our destiny. As a nurse, we are proud of the person whom we have grown to become, shaped by what our eyes have seen. We are ever-changing in our outlook on life as each day is a precious gift that we see taken far too soon and far too often. It is an understanding that each day will be different and that every day is a chance to touch a life, a life that may have been lost if it were not for you. Once you are a nurse, you soon understand your path of life that is destined for you. You become a visionary not only for yourself, but for those lives that are touched and inspired by you. You become someone's cheerleader in the worst moments of their life, and their biggest fan when success has been achieved. As a nurse, you understand that you are more powerful than most superheroes on the television on any given day.
 
Because being "Just a Nurse" is simply understanding that not all superheroes wear capes, some wear scrubs and stethoscopes.....
 
https://allnurses.com/just-nurse-life-nurse-t711856/






January is Cervical Health Awareness Month
 
The United States Congress designated January as Cervical Health Awareness Month. 
Nearly 13,000 women in the United States are diagnosed with cervical cancer each year, but the disease is virtually always preventable with vaccination and appropriate screening (Pap and HPV tests).
National Cervical Cancer Awareness Month was first recognized in 2002 and is observed every January.



What is cervical cancer?
Cervical cancer develops when cells grow out of control in the uterine cervix. The cervix is the lower part of the uterus (womb), connecting the uterus to the vagina. The most common type of cervical cancer is squamous cell carcinoma. Almost all cases of cervical cancer are caused by human papillomavirus (HPV). When found early during regular screening, treatment is generally effective and many people with this cancer can be cured. More advanced disease is harder to treat.

Who gets cervical cancer?
Cervical cancer is the third most common malignancy in women worldwide and is a leading cause of cancer-related death for women in developing countries. In the United States, however, cervical cancer is relatively uncommon. An estimated 13,200 new cases of cervical cancer will be diagnosed and about 4,200 women die from it this year, according to the American Cancer Society.

Cervical cancer rates in the United States have dropped by about 70 percent over the past 50 years as a result of widespread screening with Pap tests, which detect abnormal precancerous cells and allow for early treatment. Wider use of the HPV vaccine in recent years has also contributed to the decline.
Cervical cancer usually develops in midlife, with most cases occurring among women younger than 50, although more than 15 percent of cases occur in women older than 65. This cancer is rarely seen in women younger than 20. Latina or Hispanic women are most likely to get cervical cancer, followed by African Americans, Asians and Pacific Islanders, whites and Native Americans.

What are the risk factors for cervical cancer?
The main cause of cervical cancer is HPV infection. There are more than 100 types of HPV, but only a small number are linked to cancer; some other HPV types cause genital warts. About a dozen types are considered high-risk, or cancer-causing. Two types in particular, 16 and 18, are responsible for about 70 percent of all cervical cancers. Sexual contact is a common way to get HPV, but this can also occur through nonsexual skin-to-skin contact.
Other risk factors for cervical cancer include smoking, having chlamydia (a sexually transmitted infection), giving birth multiple times, oral contraceptive use, , being overweight and a family history of cervical cancer.
Cervical cancer and other cancers linked to HPV infection can be prevented with vaccines. A vaccine that protects against nine HPV types is recommended for adolescents at age 11 or 12, and it is approved for women and men up to age 45. Regular HPV screening and Pap tests throughout adult life can detect abnormal changes in cervical cells, allowing for treatment to stop cancer from developing.

What are the symptoms of cervical cancer?
Cervical cancer often does not cause any signs or symptoms during its early stages. Many women with cervical disease do not develop symptoms until later stages, after the cancer grows into surrounding tissues and organs, a process known as metastasis.
Symptoms that may suggest cervical cancer but could also be due to other health conditions and which should be checked by a doctor or nurse, include:
  • Increased discharge from the vagina
  • A change in the color or odor of vaginal discharge
  • Vaginal bleeding between periods
  • Vaginal bleeding after menopause
  • Pain during sexual intercourse
  • Bleeding after sex
  • Difficulty urinating or loss of bladder control
Other symptoms that may occur with more advanced cervical cancer include:
  • Blood in the urine or stool
  • Constipation
  • Leaking of urine or feces from the vagina
  • Swelling in the legs
  • Low red blood cell count (anemia)
  • Loss of appetite and weight loss
How is cervical cancer diagnosed?
Early detection and treatment of cervical cancer increases the likelihood of long-term survival. Routine cervical screening involves Pap tests and tests for HPV, a virus that causes abnormal cell growth. In a Pap test, a doctor or nurse scrapes a small sample of cells from the cervix to examine in a laboratory for abnormal cell changes.
If a Pap test shows abnormal cell growth, a detailed examination of the cervix may be done using a lighted magnifying device called a colposcope to look for abnormal tissue-known as dysplasia or neoplasia-that could progress to invasive cancer. In some cases, precancerous tissue can be removed or destroyed before cancer develops. A biopsy, or small tissue sample, may be taken for further laboratory examination. If cancer is more advanced, imaging tests including X-rays, computed tomography (CT), positron emission tomography (PET) or MRI scans may be done to check how much it has spread.

 
 



January is National Glaucoma Awareness Month


January is National Glaucoma Awareness Month declared by Prevent Blindness and other leading eye health organizations, in an effort to help educate the public on the disease, including risk factors and treatment options. Prevent Blindness offers a dedicated web page providing patients and their caregivers with additional free information at https://www.preventblindness.org/glaucoma
Glaucoma is often referred to as the "sneak thief of sight" as vision changes tend to occur gradually, without pain. Glaucoma may develop in one or both eyes. People may experience glaucoma differently. Usually, glaucoma affects side vision (peripheral vision) first. Late in the disease, glaucoma may cause "tunnel vision." In this condition, the person can only see straight ahead. That's why someone with glaucoma can have good central vision. However, even central vision can be seriously damaged.
For those diagnosed with glaucoma, Prevent Blindness recommends:
  • Patients should remember to take notes. Write down questions in advance to make the most of eye doctor visits.
  • Explain to their eye doctor how the medicines they are taking affect them.
  • Make sure to tell all of your other doctors about the eye medicines and all other drugs you're taking.
  • Read about glaucoma and how to live with it. Free resources, such as the Prevent Blindness program, " Living Well with Low Vision," provide patients with information on how to maintain their independence and quality of life. Resources are also available to caregivers through the program.
"Once vision is lost from glaucoma, it cannot be restored," said Hugh R. Parry, president and CEO of Prevent Blindness. "However, vision loss can be slowed with early diagnosis and treatment. Talk with your eye care professional today to find out if you are at risk and, if you have been diagnosed, what the right treatment options are for you."
The American Academy of Ophthalmology's EyeCare America program provides eye care at no out-of-pocket cost to medically underserved seniors age 65 and older, and glaucoma exams to those at increased risk. For more information, visit

For more information on glaucoma, or financial assistance programs, including Medicare, please call Prevent Blindness at (800) 331-2020 or visit www.preventblindness.org/glaucoma .
 
What Is It?
Glaucoma
What You Need to Know About the Sneak Thief of Sight
Glaucoma is a serious, lifelong eye disease that can lead to vision loss if not controlled. But for most people, glaucoma does not have to lead to blindness. That is because glaucoma is controllable with modern treatment, and there are many choices to help keep glaucoma from further damaging your eyes. Treatment cannot reverse damage that has already occurred, but it can prevent further vision loss. Glaucoma is an eye disease that causes loss of sight by damaging a part of the eye called the optic nerve. This nerve sends information from your eyes to your brain. When glaucoma damages your optic nerve, you begin to lose patches of vision, usually side vision (peripheral vision).

Types of Glaucoma
There are many types of glaucoma. Often, the cause of high pressure in the eye can help tell the type of glaucoma and the best treatment for it.








National Birth Defects Prevention Month 




January is Birth Defects Prevention Month. The theme for 2020 is "Best for You. Best for Baby." We know that not all birth defects can be prevented. But, you can increase your chances of having a healthy baby by doing what you can to be your healthiest self both before and during pregnancy. What is best for you is also best for your baby.
 
The NBDPN Education and Outreach Committee has developed materials and resources to assist state program staff and others interested in raising awareness during National Birth Defects Prevention Month.

"Making Healthy Choices to Prevent Birth Defects - Make a PACT for Prevention." 

We know that not all birth defects can be prevented. But, we also know that women can increase their chances of having a healthy baby by managing health conditions and adopting healthy behaviors before and during pregnancy. Please encourage all pregnant women and those who may become pregnant to make a PACT to:
 
  • Plan ahead
    • Get as healthy as possible before becoming pregnant. 
    • Get 400 micrograms (mcg) of folic acid every day.
  • Avoid harmful substances
    • Avoid drinking alcohol and smoking.                                                                              
    • Be careful with harmful exposures at work and home.
  • Choose a healthy lifestyle
    • Eat a healthy diet that includes fruits, vegetables, whole grains, low-fat dairy, and lean proteins.
    • Be physically active.
    • Work to get medical conditions like diabetes under control.
  • Talk to your healthcare provider
    • Get a medical checkup.
    • Discuss all medications, both prescription and over-the-counter.
    • Talk about your family medical history 
      See additional info 
www.nbdpn.org/bdpm.php


Ham Biscuit Sandwiches With Apricot Mustard
You've never seen ham sammies like this before.

Wow your brunch crowd with made-from-scratch biscuits and a delightful mustard sauce. 
TOTAL TIME: 40 min. 
YIELD: 9 servings.

INGREDIENTS
Ham Biscuit Sandwiches

3 1/2 c.  all-purpose flour, spooned and leveled, plus more for work surface

1 1/2 tbsp.  baking powder

3/4 tsp.  baking soda

1 1/2 tbsp.  sugar

1 tsp.  kosher salt

1/2 c.  (1 stick) cold unsalted butter, cut into pieces, plus 2 teaspoons melted

1 3/4 c.  cold buttermilk

Sliced ham 

Apricot Mustard (below), sliced extra-sharp Cheddar, and lettuce leaves, for serving

Apricot Mustard

1/2 c.  apricot jam

2 tbsp.  whole-grain mustard

1 tbsp.  Dijon mustard

DIRECTIONS
Ham Biscuit Sandwiches
  1. Preheat oven to 450°F. Whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, sugar, and salt in a bowl. Cut in cold butter with a pastry blender or fork until coarse crumbs form. 
  2. Make the biscuits: Stir buttermilk into flour mixture until just combined. Turn out dough onto a well-floured work surface and knead lightly 3 or 4 times. Pat into a 3/4-inch-thick rectangle. Cut into 9 squares and transfer to a baking sheet, placing close together but not touching. Brush with melted butter. Bake until golden brown, 18 to 20 minutes.
  3. Halve biscuits and top with ham. Serve with Apricot Mustard, Cheddar, and lettuce alongside.
  4. Make the Apricot Mustard: Whisk together apricot jam, whole-grain mustard, and Dijon mustard in a bowl. Makes 2/3 cup.



January 2020 Fun Family Activities



Jan. 4, 2020
Three Kings Day
Free admission
5:00 - 8:00 PM
Cherry Hill H.S. West
2101 Chapel Ave., Cherry Hill NJ 08002
In collaboration with Latinos at West, Latinos at East, and the Rosa International Middle School Multicultural Club, the Cherry Hill Hispanic Civic Association (CHHiCA) will host a Three Kings' Day celebration featuring Latin-inspired food, performances, crafts, dance lessons and a special visit from the Three Wise Men.
This is the second annual celebration. Over 200 people attended last year's celebration. Residents of Cherry Hill and surrounding communities are invited to this family-friendly event.
 
Jan. 5, 2020
Sensory Sensitive Sundays at Chuck E. Cheese
8:00 am
Chuck E. Cheese
2100 RTE. 38 Suite #4
Cherry Hill, NJ 08002
Chuck E. Cheese is proud to support families who have children with autism and other special needs. We offer a sensory-friendly experience on the first Sunday of every month at participating locations, opening our stores two hours before their normal opening time. Our Sensory Sensory events include a trained and caring staff that work to ensure each guest has a fun-filled visit. We realize that the Chuck E. experience can be very stimulating for any child, so our mission is to create an event that allows ALL kids to be a kid.
 
Jan 12th, 2020
WinterFest on the Cooper River
9:00 am - 10:00 am
Corner of North Park Avenue and Cuthbert Blvd, Cherry Hill, 08003, United States
Winter Fest will hold Skating Lessons for people of all ages and skill level. Lessons are taught by our Professional Skating Instructor, Jacqueline Barr. Our Skating Sessions & Fees include: 30 Minute Lesson with our Instructor, Followed by 30 Minutes of Practice and Skate Rental for a total of 1 hour on the Ice each week. Classes are held on Sunday from 9 -10 AM.
 
 
Black History Month Essay*Poster*Video Contest
CHAACA is sponsoring an Essay-Poster-Video Contest for Black History Month 2020. The essay, poster or video must depict a/an African American in the Armed Forces and NASA. This contest is open to Cherry Hill Students in grades K-12! Entries can be dropped off at Youth Services, Upper Level. For information on how to enter, click here. https:// www.docdroid.net/mnz9hwf/essay-poster-video-2020.pdf    Any questions, contact Cathy Jenkins at csaxjenks@gmail.com.
*Judges are needed for the CHAACA Essay/Poster/Video contest. Judges need to be available for one night of judging on either Monday, February 3 or Wednesday, February 12 between 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. in the Half Conference Center, Lower Level at the Cherry Hill Public Library. To register to be a judge, contact Cathy Jenkins at csaxjenks@gmail.com. Judges will read essay submissions, review poster and video entries.
 
PAWS DISCOVERY FARM!
1105 HAINESPORT-MOUNT LAUREL ROAD
MOUNT LAUREL, NJ 08054
Open 10AM to 4 pm Monday - Friday
10am to 6pm Saturday & Sunday 
Enjoy acres of family fun! Paws Discovery Farm promotes a special relationship between people, their local history, and their environment, with an emphasis on reaching out to children. Learning is designed to be fun at PAWS DISCOVERY FARM!
We offer classes and story hours, animal programs and birthday parties, as well as special events throughout the year. All visitors enjoy and learn from many interactive exhibits and over 80 birds and animals housed here.
 
Paint a Treasure
615 Station Ave.
Haddon Heights, NJ 08035
856-617-0602
For ages 5 and up. Come in and get creative anytime during our normal walk in studio hours.  You choose how to play - Pottery Painting or Canvas Painting!  Reservations are suggested for groups of 4 or more.  
Wednesday:  10am - 5pm 
Thursday - 10am - 9pm
Friday:  10am - 9pm
Saturday:  10am - 9pm
Sunday: 12 - 5pm
 (Closed Mon. & Tues. for Private Event Bookings)
 
We Rock the Spectrum
3111 NJ-38, Mt Laurel Township, NJ 08054, USA
856-242-9354 
We Rock the Spectrum Mount Laurel is committed to providing a safe, nurturing, and fun environment to foster learning, exploration and safe sensory experiences. Through our nonprofit My Brother Rocks The Spectrum Foundation, we provide social skills groups and activities for children across the spectrum.
We Rock the Spectrum Mount Laurel provides children with a fun and motivational environment to help them in the areas of strength, movement, sensory processing, communication, positive behavior modification, social interactions, and self-care skills. Our unique equipment assists all children in their neurological growth and development.
 
Miller Farms -Horseback Trail Rides & Lessons in Camden County!
Come enjoy the beautiful scenery at the only horseback/trail riding available in Camden County. Trail riding is offered Saturdays and Sundays from 10am to 4pm year round (Weather permitting). Children must be at least 7 years old to trail ride. Cost is $30/person for approximately an hour-long trail ride. Hand-led rides are also available for those younger than 7 and cost $5.
Reservations are strongly suggested.
We offer a great place for family fun, birthday parties, girl scouts and youth groups. Summer horse camp, riding lessons, and horse drawn wagon rides are also available.
1 Hour Trail Rides are $30 Per Person | Call for reservations | Trail Rides Sat and Sun Only | Open Year round
Miller Farms
134 N. Grove Street, Berlin, NJ 08009
856-728-3500
 
ISC - ISC (International Sport, Skating & Fun Centre) Cherry Hill
650 Kresson Rd.
Cherry Hill, NJ 08034
Classes: Sports
Camps: All, Sports
HOURS: Our offices are open 9 AM - 5 PM daily. Give us a buzz for more information!
CALL: 856-428-8588  
MORE DETAILS: ISC (International Sport, Skating & Fun Centre) Cherry Hill is any family's destination for fun!
Located off of Kresson Road (behind the 7Eleven) in Cherry Hill, New Jersey, we offer skating, a FunZone & Inflatable (10 & Under), and an arcade. Our facility also includes a cafè with pizza, hot dogs, popcorn, nachos, drinks and more!
ISC Cherry Hill offers activities for all ages, no matter the season.
Our youth & adult sports leagues run year round and include:
  • Soccer
  • Lacrosse
  • Field Hockey
  • Volleyball
  • Roller Hockey

Jellybean Jungle
Crispin Square Shopping Center  
230 North Maple Ave
Marlton, NJ 08053
Open Play Hours:
Monday - Wednesday 9:30 - 5:00  
Thursday 9:30 - 6:00  
Friday  9:30 - 8:00  
 Saturday  9:30 - 2:30  
Sunday - Closed for Private Parties  
Jellybean Jungle is a play and learn adventure that is exclusively for  children 5 and under. Our facility is a bright and stimulating environment  created just for your little ones.
Jellybean Jungle was designed by a New Jersey Early Childhood certified  teacher. Safe, age appropriate equipment has been selected for your  children's enjoyment. We offer a large variety of imaginative and  developmentally appropriate activities that will lead your child on an adventure  of social exploration! As your child plays, you will gain insight into their  development, as well as enjoy a great time of bonding.

Adventure Aquarium 
Mon. - Sun.: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
CALL:  (856) 365-3300  
1 Riverside Drive Camden, NJ 08103 PH: 844-474-FISH (3474)
Adventure Aquarium is just minutes from downtown Philadelphia on the  Camden Waterfront and features one-of-a-kind exhibits with more than 8,500 aquatic species throughout two million gallons of water. The Aquarium is home to the largest collection of sharks on the East Coast, including the only great hammerhead shark on exhibit in the United States, the only 
aquarium in the world to exhibit hippos, one of only six facilities in the US to have Little Blue penguins as permanent residents and exhibits the longest Shark Bridge in the world, a unique V-shaped rope suspension bridge just inches over Shark Realm. Adventure Aquarium is an accredited member of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA), and is held to the absolute highest standards in animal care and exhibition.

Sensory Friendly Movies at AMC
AMC is proud to partner with the Autism Society to offer unique movie  showings where we turn the lights up, and turn the sound down, so you can get up, dance, walk, shout or sing! Our Sensory Friendly Film program is available on the second and fourth Saturday (family-friendly) and Tuesday evenings (mature audiences) of every month. Please check your local theater listings for specific show times, and don't forget to share your family fun with #AMCSensoryFriendly.

Battleship New Jersey 
62 Battleship Pl, Camden, NJ 08103-3302
866-877-6262
Located on the Camden Waterfront, NJ, across the Delaware River  from Center City Philadelphia the Battleship New Jersey Museum and  Memorial offers guided and self-guided tours. Climb inside the 16" gun  turrets, learn explore the captain's cabins and crew's quarters and  discover what life was like for a Battleship sailor. Group packages and  educational programs are available for school. You can rent space  aboard the Battleship for meetings and social events. Families and  youth groups can spend the night aboard the Battleship as part of the  overnight program. 


Newborn Nurses Newsletter 
The NBN Group
2 Pin Oak Lane
Cherry Hill, NJ 08003
(856) 669-0211