Therapists working in the NICU will not want to miss the new LIVE webinar “Tools and Strategies for Developmental Care of Special Populations in the NICU”. This exceptional, problem-based course is taught by Lisa Kleinz, MA, SLP/L who has worked in level 3 NICUs for over 20 years and served as a Developmental Care Specialist working with staff and families to create change. This beginner-intermediate course will focus on developmental care and therapeutic interventions in the NICU, the infant’s experience in the NICU, and how the neonatal therapist can best support these infants from the beginning. Participants will learn how to provide developmental support, optimize outcomes, reduce parental stress, provide cue-based feeding, and provide collaborative developmental care through implementing best practices on their unit. Special populations will include the very low birth weight infant, the late preterm, the long term NICU infant, and the infant with Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome.
Participants will learn to:
- Incorporate developmental core measures and therapeutic strategies into the therapist’s role, in the areas of handling, positioning, feeding, the environment, pain, and sleep from the earliest gestational age
- Develop strategies for implementing cue-based feeding in the NICU – learn how to choose a program that is best for your unit. Will include video learning.
- Identify key elements that the feeding specialist needs to know about breastfeeding in the NICU
- Develop strategies for increased involvement and support in your NICU
- Apply developmental care and neuroprotection into your practice with the very low birth weight infant, the late preterm, and infants with Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome
The webinar will take place over four sessions:
Monday, July 13, 2020 6:00pm-9:30pm EST
Monday, July 20, 2020 6:00pm-9:30pm EST
Monday, July 27, 2020 6:00pm-9:30pm EST
Monday, August 3, 2020 6:00pm-9:30pm EST
Complete all 4 Sessions for 14 Contact Hours (1.4 CEUs). Space is limited. Register today for “Tools and Strategies for Developmental Care of Special Populations in the NICU.”