New! LIVE Webinar – Complete both sessions for 15 Hours (1.5 CEUs)
Saturday, July 18 from 10am to 7pm – EST
Sunday, July 19 from 10am to 6pm – EST
This engaging course is designed to provide participants with tools and strategies to prepare the NICU patient and family for discharge and transition home. Class participants will learn to evaluate, identify, and optimize services and care for NICU graduates as well as to enhance home based and/or outpatient clinical setting skills. Evidence based medical, developmental and outcome data will be discussed to inform treatment, best practices, and management of the medically fragile NICU child.
Upon completion of course, the participant will be able to:
1. Provide evidence based thoughts and comments for recommendations of follow up care of an infant and family/caregiver after discharge from the NICU.
2. Provide rationale for selection of a therapeutic intervention plan of care with a post NICU infant and their family/caregiver.
3. Determine positioning needs within a therapeutic intervention plan with the post NICU infant and their family/caregiver.
4. Determine the need for developmental follow up, family intervention, and a positioning and handling programming for NICU graduates.
Participant Requirements: Participants will need to have a doll and two baby blankets available to practice techniques during the webinar.
Roberta “Bertie” Gatlin, PT, DSc, PCS graduated from University of Memphis in 1986 with a BS in Special Education and from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center Department of Physical Therapy in 1989 with a BS in Physical Therapy. She completed her Doctorate of Science with an emphasis in Neurological and Pediatric Physical Therapy in 2013. She received her Board Certified Pediatric Clinical Specialty in 2001 and recertification in 2011. Her experience draws from over 30 years in the field of pediatric physical therapy. She is currently Assistant Professor in the Physical Therapy Department at Emory & Henry College, Marion, Virginia and adjunct faculty at South College in Knoxville, Tn. Bertie’s experience encompasses physical therapy within the NICU, developmental follow-up clinic and outpatient pediatrics servicing all populations. Her research currently focuses on Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome, wound care practices for the premature infant in a NICU setting and interprofessional experiences for entry-level physical and occupational therapy students within simulated neonatal intensive care settings. Bertie currently holds the Secretary position for the Tennessee Physical Therapy Association Executive Committee, the Finance Committee and the Neonatology Specialty Interest Group’s Vice-Chair position for the Academy of Pediatric Physical Therapy of the American Physical Therapy Association.
"Bertie is very passionate about the care of neonates,
which clearly comes across in her course. She has
wonderful knowledge and experience to share. I highly
recomment this course especially to therapists working in
the NICU." -L. Scott, PT
"I thoroughly enjoyed this presentation as the speaker
was not only engaging but very hands on and informative/
relevant to the INCU rehabilitative experience." -M. Purser, SLP
"This course provided excellent hands on learning through
lab time. The instructor was very available for individual
questions. There was lots of practical information discussed;
I look forward to using these techniques with my
patients" -D. Cook, OT
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This course meets the criteria for 15 contact hours (1.5) CEUs, Intermediate Level.
This course is offered for up to 1.5 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, NM and OK Boards of Physical Therapy.
Approved by the OH and KY Physical Therapy Association for 15 Hours.
Approved sponsor by the State of IL Department of Financial and Professional Regulation for Physical Therapy for 18 contact hours. Application has been made to Illinois EI Training Program.
Approved provider by the NY State Board of Physical Therapy for 18 contact hours (1.8 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.
Approved provider of continuing education by the American Occupational Therapy Association #3043, for 15 contact hours (1.5 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 18- hours. This course meets the approval of the TX Board of OT Examiners.
This program has been submitted for approval of 15 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. Application has been made to Washington Speech Language Hearing Association (WSLHA) for OSPI CECH's.
NBCOT professional development provider 15 PDUs.
Dietitians will receive 15 hours.
This course meets the criteria for 15 hours that can be applied toward the NTNCB Neonatal Therapy Certification.
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