A problem-based course addressing very low birthweight babies, small baby teams, NAS, and the long-term NICU infant
NEW! Live Webinar for Therapists. Complete all 4 Sessions for 14 Contact Hours (1.4 CEUs)
- 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
This beginner-intermediate course will focus on developmental care and therapeutic interventions in the NICU. It will focus on the infant’s experience in the NICU, and how the neonatal therapist can best support these infants from the beginning. You 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 your 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.
- 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
Suggested Audience: Physical Therapists and Assistants, Occupational Therapists and Assistants, Speech and Language Pathologists
Lisa Kleinz, MA, SLP/L, is a Speech Pathologist who has worked in level 3 NICUs for over 20 years. She has also served as a Developmental Care Specialist, working with staff and families to create change in the NICU. She has certifications in Newborn Individualized Developmental Care Assessment Program (NIDCAP), Developmental Care Designation (NANN), Infant Massage Instructor,and Lactation Specialist. She is a Certified Neonatal Therapist and is an active member of National Association of Neonatal Therapists, in addition to being a committee Board member.
Lisa received her bachelors degree from the University of Illinois and her masters degree from Indiana University. She has presented at NANT conference and Gravens conference. In addition, she provides frequent Developmental Care and NICU education in the Chicago area and is a Clinical Specialist for Dr. Brown's Medical.
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Continuing Education Hours for disciplines not listed below: 14 contact hours (1.4 CEUs). Intermediate level.
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Education Resources is an AOTA Approved Provider for Live and Distance Learning-Independent Courses for 14 Contact Hours (1.4 CEUs). NBCOT Professional Development for 14 PDUs. 14 hours or 1.4 CEUs for dieticians. 14 hours of this course qualify towards the discipline-specific hours for the 20-hour requirement for NDTA re-certification.
ASHA CEUs are awarded by the ASHA CE Registry upon receipt of the CEU Participant Form from the ASHA. Approved CE Provider for up to 1.4 CEU’s. The learning assessment for this course was successfully completed and approved for 14 clock hours of continuing education credit by the TX Speech-Language-Hearing Association.
Education Resources Inc., 266 Main Street, Medfield Ma 02052 508-359-6533