Optimize strategies to improve development, feeding, environmental modifications, infant massage, and discharge planning of infants in the NICU. This course is relevant for all therapists working in the NICU setting.
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This course focuses on developmental and therapeutic interventions in the NICU. It covers assessment and treatment, transition to home, post discharge follow-up and identification of emerging disabilities. Strategies to optimize behavior, development and feeding of the neonate will be offered in addition to practical approaches to facilitating teamwork and caregiver engagement in the NICU setting and through the transition home.
Upon completion of the course the participant will be able to:
- Describe how neuroembryology of the sensory system develops and how our interventions impact the NICU infant
- Discuss vital information needed before entering the NICU
- Evaluate the developmental level of the NICU infant and implement appropriate treatment interventions
- Discuss components of a successful feeding in the NICU
- Identify behaviors that may indicate emerging disabilities in the NICU graduate
- List the six developmental steps of staff dynamics when implementing new practices in your NICU
Tracilyn Urruela, is a pediatric physical therapist who has practiced in the area of early intervention since 1993. She has developed both NICU and Outpatient Developmental Follow Up therapy programs as well as an extensive staff training curriculum for this highly specialized area. Her philosophy follows a developmental care and family centered approach. She is T.O.P.S.E.I. (Training for Occupational and Physical Therapy Services in Early Intervention) certified through the University of Florida and is also a Certified Infant Massage Instructor. She has been a member of the South Florida NICU Special Interest Group since 1994 and the Pediatric Section of the APTA since 1996.
"This seminar was fantastic! Tracilyn was a fabulous presenter and educator. After taking this course I feel more confident to apply this knowledge in the NICU at my facility. This is a highly recommended course. Thank you!" -this_seminar_was_fantastic_tracilyn_was_a_fabulous_presenter_and_educator__after_taking_this_course_i_feel_more_confident_to_apply_this_knowledge_in_the_nicu_at_my_facility__this_is_a_highly_re
"Tracilyn was exceptional about tailoring the course to the audience, explaining concepts to those newer to the NICU setting, and addressing the roles of all 3 disciplines within the NICU. This is one of the best education events I have ever attended." -tracilyn_was_exceptional_about_tailoring_the_course_to_the_audience_explaining_concepts_to_those_newer_to_the_nicu_setting_and_addressing_the_roles_of_all_3_disciplines_within_the_nicu__this_i
"This was a great course for any level of experience. I am a therapist new to NICU and feel much more positive and prepared to begin observing in preparation for evaluation and treatment." -this_was_a_great_course_for_any_level_of_experience__i_am_a_therapist_new_to_nicu_and_feel_much_more_positive_and_prepared_to_begin_observing_in_preparation_for_evaluation_and_treatment
"This course was wonderful. Ms. Urruela did a wonderful job with demonstrating and explaining information in a useful, approachable way." -this_course_was_wonderful__ms__urruela_did_a_wonderful_job_with_demonstrating_and_explaining_information_in_a_useful_approachable_way
"Tracilyn did a wonderful job presenting the information. She made it fun and understandable and gave me the confidence to take it back to my community and share with others." -tracilyn_did_a_wonderful_job_presenting_the_information__she_made_it_fun_and_understandable_and_gave_me_the_confidence_to_take_it_back_to_my_community_and_share_with_others
St. Peter's University Hospital
254 Easton Avenue
New Brunswick, NJ 08816
Hyatt Regency - New Brunswick
2 Albany Street
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
NBCOT professional development provider-14 PDUs.
This course is offered for up to 1.4 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level,Professional area).
This course meets the criteria for 14 hours towards NTNCB Neonatal Therapy certification.