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Complete one session for 6 contact hours (.6 CEUs)
December 3, 2021
11:40 am EST • 10:40 am CST • 9:40 am MST • 8:40 am PST (US)
This intermediate-advanced course will focus on the cardiopulmonary implications for the premature or medically fragile infant as related to their transition from inpatient hospitalization (NICU, PICU) to an outpatient rehabilitation level of care. The course will focus on congenital cardiac conditions, medical/surgical management, and outpatient rehabilitation interventions to maximize the infant’s developmental and feeding skills. Discussion regarding primary heart repair and staged palliative surgical interventions with treatment considerations for each care plan. Clinical assessment and treatment skills will be presented that will assess the infant’s physiological stability, evolving motor control, sensory stability, and transition to oral motor skills that support feeding. This outpatient-focused course will advance the critical reasoning skills of the pediatric therapist to support the infant’s ability to obtain foundational motor and sensory skills. These skills include the ability of the infant to cough, produce audible phonation, oral motor skills, swallowing skills, trunk facilitation, gestational age-appropriate positioning/handling to support the emergence of gross motor skills for postural stability. Learn movement analysis skills (via lab time and video presentations) to assess breathing patterns, facilitation techniques to support trunk development, positioning strategies to support maximal cardiac perfusion, and feeding techniques to optimize weight gain with energy conservation considerations. We will discuss current literature as relevant to this topic and apply a systems theory approach for case study treatment planning.
Course Objectives: Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to do:
- Compare and contrast the anatomical and kinesiological developmental changes for the newborn chest wall as related to infants born with and without congenital heart defects
- Choose at least three influences of prematurity and cardiopulmonary co-morbidities on chest wall development and efficacy of movement development
- Identify the different classifications of congenital heart defects in infants
- Analyze the effects of surgical heart interventions on gross motor movement, trunk development, swallow, and feeding as related to infant development
- Incorporate postural support with positioning and handling of infants for improved chest wall mobility post heart repair during feeding and gross motor movement using the provided case study.
- Integrate a systems approach to an individualized care plan for the infant with
Holly Schifsky, OTR/L, CNT, NTMTC, CBIS Holly Schifsky has worked in pediatrics for the past 26 years with the past 16 years in a level IV NICU. She is a Certified Neonatal Therapist, Certified Neonatal Touch and Massage Therapist, Certified Brain Injury therapist, a member of National Association of Neonatal Therapists, and has completed 6-month mentorship in infant/child NDT.
She has worked within the NICU and NICU follow-up clinic to maximize patient and family outcomes for the most complex premature and medically-fragile term infants. Holly received her BS in OT from the University of North Dakota. She is a faculty member for the Neonatal Touch and Massage certification; and Manuel Edema Mobilization training. She is the recipient of the National Association of Neonatal Therapists Clinical Excellence award in 2018, due to her clinical expertise and dedication to advancing the therapeutic interventions for NICU infants with cardiopulmonary conditions.
Financial Disclosures: Holly Schifsky receives a speaking fee when she teaches for ERI.
Non-Financial Disclosures: Holly Schifsky has no relevant nonfinancial relationships to disclose.
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Continuing Education Hours for disciplines not listed below: 6 contact hours (0.6 CEUs). Intermediate level. License #______________.
Education Resources Inc. is an AOTA Approved Provider of professional development. Course approval ID# 03375. This Distance Learning-Independent Course is offered at 6 contact hours 0.6 CEUs, (Intermediate level, OT Service Delivery). AOTA does not endorse specific course content, products or clinical procedures. This course can be used toward your NBCOT renewal requirements for 6 units. Provider for the FL Occupational Therapy Association CE Broker for 7 CE Hours - approval #20-858927.
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 0.6 CEU’s. The learning assessment for this course was successfully completed and approved for 6 clock hours of continuing education credit by the TX Speech-Language-Hearing Association.
Approved by the FL Physical Therapy Association for 7 CE Hours - approval #CE21-858927. Approval #_____ by the NJ State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners for 6 CEC's.
Approved sponsor by the State of IL Department of Financial and Professional Regulation for Physical Therapy for 7 contact hours. The Illinois Early Intervention Training Program has approved this event for 6 hours of EI credential credit in the area of Intervention. Approved provider by the NY State Board of Physical Therapy for 7.2 contact hours (0.72 CEUs).
Education Resources is an approved agency by the PT Board of CA for 6 contact hours. Approved by the KY Physical Therapy Association for 6 Category 1 contact hours, expiration Date: 3/6/23, approval # CS64-2010-KPTA. This activity is provided by the TX Board of PT Examiners accredited provider #2210017TX for 6 CCUs and meets continuing competence requirements for PTs and PTAs licensure renewal in TX.
This course meets the criteria for 6 hours that can be applied toward the Neonatal Therapy National Certification. 6 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.
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