New! LIVE Webinar – Complete both sessions for 15.5 Hours (1.55 CEUs)
November 21 – 22, 2020
9:40 am EST • 8:40 am CT • 7:40 am MST • 6:40 am PT (US)
This course is designed to provide participants with evidence based research that will contribute to their development and implementation of best practices of therapeutic intervention programs within a NICU environment. This course is designed to provide the therapist currently practicing within a NICU setting the knowledge base to apply evidence based assessment, application and intervention services.
Following Completion of this course, participants will be able to:
1. Discuss the theoretical basis and the evidence based outcomes for therapeutic services in the NICU.
2. Identify common self-regulation signals and different state behaviors displayed by premature infants.
3. Discuss typical motor and sensory development observed in premature infants; 23-24 weeks gestational age to one month old post conceptual age.
4. Discuss the pathophysiology of common medical diagnoses found in the NICU, the outcome of these diagnoses and potential impact a therapeutic management/treatment intervention may have with the infant and family/caregiver.
5. Apply evidence based research to clinical application for therapeutic evaluation, assessment and intervention in the NICU and after discharge.
6. Provide evidence based recommendations of follow up care of an infant and family/caregiver after discharge from the NICU.
Participants should have a doll, two baby blankets and a baby bottle and nipple (any kind)
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.
"I have attended many NICU Intervention courses; this
was by far the best organized, comprehensive, and
useful course I have attended. Roberta Gatlin is so
knowledgeable in NICU and Pediatric concepts. My
peers and I took away many ideas and concepts we will
integrate into our NICU. This is a great course for both
beginning and seasoned therapists." -Cheryl Walker
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This course meets the criteria for 15.5 contact hours (1.55) CEUs, Intermediate Level. 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 FL, KY, MD, NM, NV and OK Boards of Physical Therapy.
Approved by the NJ Board of Physical Therapy Examiners for 15.5 CEC's and TN Physical Therapy Association for 15.5 CEUs.
Approved sponsor by the State of IL Department of Financial and Professional Regulation for Physical Therapy for 18.5 contact hours. Application has been made to Illinois EI Training Program. Approved provider by the NY State Board of Physical Therapy for 18.6 contact hours (1.86 CEUs).
Education Resources, Inc. is an approved provider for Physical Therapy CEUs in the following states: CA, KY 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, NC, 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 15.5 contact hours (1.55 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 18.5 hours.
This course meets the approval of the TX Board of OT Examiners.
This course is offered for up to 1.55 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level, Professional area).
This program has been submitted for approval of 15.5 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 – 15.5 PDUs.
12 hours of this course qualify towards the discipline-specific hours for the 20-hour requirement for NDTA re-certification. They do NOT qualify towards the 8-hour NDTA Instructor requirement for re-certification.
This course meets the criteria for 15.5 hours that can be applied toward the Neonatal Therapy National Certification
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