Advanced Clinical Practice in the NICU

Course Description:

This intermediate-advanced course will focus on clinical decision-making for medically and developmentally complex patients in the NICU and transition to home and EI. Emphasis will be on in-depth knowledge of pathophysiology of common NICU diagnoses and special populations; choice and interpretation of evaluation tools and evidence-based therapeutic interventions, implementing developmentally supportive oral feeding interventions, and transition to post-NICU care. Labs and video case analysis to allow attendees to integrate course material for complex clinical decisions around behavioral, developmental and feeding intervention.

Upon completion of the course the participants will be able to:

Discuss the pathophysiology of common NICU diagnoses.

Assess and interpret neuromotor function and neurobehaviors using a variety of neonatal assessment tools.

Describe evidence-based interventions in the NICU and identify implementation opportunities and barriers.

Design a developmentally supportive, comprehensive oral feeding assessment and plan of care for medically fragile infants.

Describe models of care to assure appropriate follow-up services for high-risk infants.

The National Association of Neonatal Therapists (NANT) and Education Resources, Inc. announce a partnership to strengthen the quality and accessibility of continuing education for neonatal therapists.

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What others are saying:

"Beth did a phenomenal job. She has such a vast array of experience and knowledge. She presented the information in a clear, understandable and interactive way. One of the best continuing education conferences I have attended." - R Lake, COTA

"Beth is a great presenter and has so much knowledge to share! The case studies and videos helped apply all of the information presented in a functional way."-T. Pegram, SLP

"This was one of my favorite courses I have taken. Beth was extremely knowledged and energetic about the clinical practice in the NICU and still very approachable for collaboration. I highly recommend this course for the new and seasoned therapist interested in greater knowledge of the NICU setting. Thank you very much." - K Swierz, PT


Beth McManus