May 6 and 7, 2022
10:40 am EST • 9:40 am CST • 8:40 am MST • 7:40 am PST (US)
This dynamic and collaborative advanced NICU therapy course will enable clinicians to apply strategies to support infants with extreme prematurity, complex neurological diagnoses, and in utero substance exposure using advanced problem-solving techniques. Modification of developmental and family-integrated practices to meet the needs of medically-complex infants will be discussed. Therapists will learn specific neuroprotective and neuropromotive strategies to support small babies in the NICU. Methods will be provided to support infants beyond the NICU through identification of follow up concerns, options for long-term support, and family integration to promote parent advocacy. Additionally, tools will be provided to support an expanded role of therapy in the NICU by establishing the benefits of strong developmental perspective, focus on long-term outcomes, increased role of therapists from admission through discharge, and team collaboration. Finally, clinicians will be able to identify and implement quality improvement techniques to better assist neonates and define and improve therapeutic outcomes.
Objectives: At the end of this course, participants will be able to:
- Utilize three strategies to support infants with extreme prematurity, complex neurological diagnoses, and in utero substance exposure using advanced problem-solving techniques.
- Apply at least two neuroprotective and neuropromotive strategies to support complex patients in the NICU.
- Determine a novel method to support infants beyond the NICU through identification of follow-up concerns, options for long-term support, and family integration to promote parent advocacy.
- Recommend a way to increase therapists’ presence or therapeutic practices in the NICU, using the cases provided.
- Determine a quality improvement technique to better assist neonates and therapeutic outcomes.
Kati Knudsen has practiced as a pediatric physical therapist since 1996 and as a therapist in the NICU since 1999. Kati is lead therapist for two NICUs at sister hospitals in Portland, Oregon. She has obtained certifications in neonatal therapy, pediatric physical therapy, lactation education, neurodevelopmental treatment, infant massage, developmental care, and transportation of children with special needs in order to better support infants and families. Kati has published articles about support for preterm and medically fragile infants and has spoken nationally and internationally on care of infants in the NICU. Kati serves as the therapy representative on the Vermont Oxford Network Multidisciplinary Advisory Council and is a founding member and past co-chair of the Neonatal Therapy Certification Board. Kati also sees patients in NICU follow-up clinic where she has helped to redesign care to make it more accessible to families.
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This course meets the criteria for 14 contact hours (1.4 CEUs) Advanced Level.
Education Resources Inc. is an AOTA Approved Provider of professional development. Course approval ID # 03797. This Distance Learning-Interactive course is offered at 14 contact hours 1.4 CEUs. (Advanced 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 14 units.
Approved provider of the FL Board of Occupational Therapy-CE Broker – 16.5 hrs.
This course meets the approval of the TX Board of OT Examiners.
ASHA CE Provider (Advanced level) 1.4 ASHA CEUs. ASHA CE Provider approval and use of the Brand Block does not imply endorsement of course content, specific products or clinical procedures.
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.
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 Physical Therapy Association for 16.5 continuing education contact hours.
Application has been made to the MD Board of Physical Therapy Examiners for 1.4 CEU's
Application has been made to the NJ Board of Physical Therapy Examiners.
Application has been made to the OK Board of Medical Licensure and Supervision for Physical Therapy.
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, 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.
This course meets the criteria for 14 hours that can be applied toward the Neonatal Therapy National Certification.
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.
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