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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This course meets the criteria for 14 contact hours (1.4) CEUs, Intermediate Level.
This course is offered for up to 1.4 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level, Professional area).
Most Physical Therapy State Boards accept webinars as a live offering. Please check with your state board to confirm.
Application has been made to the NJ, FL, OK, NM, and TN Physical Therapy Associations.
Application has been made to Illinois EI Training Program.
Approved sponsor by the State of IL Department of Financial and Professional Regulation for Physical Therapy for 16.5 contact hours.
Approved provider by the NY State Board of Physical Therapy for 16.8 contact hours (1.68 CEUs).
Education Resources, Inc. is an approved provider for Physical Therapy CEUs in the following states: CA, NC and TX. The following state boards of physical therapy accept other states’ approval: AK, AR, AZ, DC, DE, GA, HI, ID, IN, KS, MI, MO, MS, OR, PA, RI, SC, UT, VA, VT, WI, WY The following state boards of physical therapy either do not require course pre-approval or do not require CEUs for re-licensure: AL, CO, CT, IA, MA, ME, MT, NE, ND, NH, SD, WA.
Dietitians will receive 14hours.
Approved provider of continuing education by the American Occupational Therapy Association #3043, for 14 contact hours (1.4 CEUs) - Intermediate Level Occupational Therapy Process: assessment, intervention. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products or clinical procedures by AOTA. Approved provider of the FL Board of Occupational Therapy-CE Broker 16.5 hours.
This course meets the approval of the TX Board of OT Examiners.
This program has been submitted for approval of 14 clock hours of continuing education credit by the TX Speech Language-Hearing-Association (TSHA). TSHA approval does not imply endorsement of course content, specific products or clinical procedures. NBCOT professional development provider – 14 PDUs.
12 hours of this course qualify toward the 20 hours requirement for NDTA re-certification.
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