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 is an Associate Professor and Director of Admission for South College Department of Physical Therapy. She 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 and in 2013 with her Doctor of Science with an emphasis in Neurological and Pediatric Physical Therapy. She has been a Board Certified Pediatric Clinical Specialist from 2001 thru 2021. Her experience draws from over 30 years in the field of pediatric physical therapy. She is an adjunct professor in the Physical Therapy Department at Emory & Henry College, Marion, Virginia. She provides post-professional education for Educational Resources Inc. and provides programming instruction for Brooks Rehabilitation Pediatric Residency. Bertie’s experience encompasses physical therapy within the NICU, developmental follow-up clinic and outpatient pediatrics servicing all populations. She has been a department director for an acute care hospital and an outpatient pediatric rehabilitation center. Her research currently focuses on Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome and struggling students within an accelerated hybrid physical therapy program. Bertie currently holds the Secretary position for the Tennessee Physical Therapy Association Executive Committee. She holds the Neonatology Specialty Interest Group’s Chair position and is a member of the Finance Committee for the American Physical Therapy Association Academy of Pediatrics.
"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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Continuing Education Hours for disciplines not listed below: 15.5 contact hours (1.55 CEUs). Intermediate level. Therapist License Number_____________.
Approved by the FL Physical Therapy Association for 18.5 CE Hours - #CE20-54710. Approved Provider for the FL Occupational Therapy Association CE Broker for 18.5 CE Hours. Meets the basic criteria of the MD Board of Physical Therapy Examiners for 1.5 CEU's. Approval #1912-02 by the NJ State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners for 15.5 CEC's. Approved by the NM Board of Physical Therapy for 15.5 CE Hours. Approved by the NV State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners for ___ units of continuing education. Approved by OK State Board of PT course #202113792 for 15.5 CEU hours, Category A. Approved by the TN Physical Therapy Association Approval #2020-020 for 1.55 CEU's (15.5 Contact Hours) for Class 1 Continuing Competency Requirement.
Approved sponsor by the State of IL Department of Financial and Professional Regulation for Physical Therapy for 18.5 contact hours. The IL Early Intervention Training Program has approved this event for 15 hours of EI credential credit in the area of Intervention. Approved by the KY Physical Therapy Association for 15.5 Category 1 contact hour(s). Expiration Date: 3/6/21. Approval # CS64-2010-KPTA. Approved provider by the NY State Board of Physical Therapy for 18.6 contact hours (1.86 CEUs).
Education Resources is an approved agency by the PT Board of CA for 15.5 contact hours. This activity is provided by the TX Board of PT Examiners accredited provider #2210017TX for 15.5 CCUs and meets continuing competence requirements for PTs and PTAs licensure renewal in TX.
Education Resources is an AOTA Approved Provider for Live and Distance Learning-Independent Courses for 15.5 Contact Hours (1.55 CEUs). NBCOT Professional Development for 15.5 PDUs. 12 hours of this course qualify towards the discipline-specific hours for the 20-hour requirement for NDTA re-certification. Meets the criteria for 15.5 hours that can be applied toward the Neonatal Therapy National 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 1.55 CEU’s. The learning assessment for this course was successfully completed and approved for 15.5 clock hours of continuing education credit by the TX Speech-Language-Hearing Association.
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