Live Webinar for Therapists. Complete Both Sessions for 14 Contact Hours (1.4 CEUs)
November 10 and 11, 2023
9:40 am EST • 8:40 am CST • 7:40 am MST • 6:40 am PST (US)
This course will provide in-depth knowledge of the general prenatal and postnatal physiologic processes of common neonatal cardiac, respiratory, and neurologic diagnoses along with the developmental consequences and physiologic obstacles faced by pre-term and full-term infants born with these diagnoses. Recent research will be reviewed to bring the neonatal therapist up to date on long-term outcomes as well as current and possible future medical management and developmental interventions. Identification and synthesis of medical, caregiving, family/social, and diagnostic information will be a strong focus to ensure therapists can immediately apply advanced critical thinking skills and strategies to their caseloads. Topics approached from an integrated neuroprotective NICU team framework will include handling, positioning, oral care, feeding/swallowing and sensory processing. Infant directed intervention with implications for frequency and intensity will be discussed. A strong focus will be placed on developmental appropriateness, research efficacy, and both professional and family caregiver education. The use of videos and real-life experience will make this course engaging, interactive and functional to any clinician looking to make an impact for the infants on their caseload with complex medical issues.
- Identify the in-depth anatomy and physiology of disordered functions of the cardiac, respiratory, and neurologic systems of the complex neonate
- Relate the possible positive and negative impacts of various medical interventions used with disordered functions of the cardiac, respiratory, and neurologic systems
- Correlate how each comorbidity impacts neurodevelopment and the attainment of typical milestones in pre-term and full-term infants
- Compare long-term outcomes for infants with complex medical histories as presented in recent evidenced-based research
- Apply appropriate therapeutic strategies across all therapy domains to facilitate improved short-term and long-term outcomes in medically complex infants
- Apply a multidisciplinary team approach for all infants, with the main focus being strong collaboration with parents and other medical professionals
Neonatal therapists, PTs, OTs, SLPs with experience working with infants in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.
Anjanette Lee, MS, CCC/SLP, CNT, NTMTC has over 25 years’ experience in the NICU, receiving NIDCAP certification in 1999 and then helping her NICU’s quality improvement team incorporate family centered, neuroprotective, and neuropromotive care practices as standards of care. As an imbedded NICU therapist, she is passionate about sharing knowledge with and utilizing all members of the neonate’s care team to support best neurodevelopmental outcomes. As a result, Anjanette provides ongoing education and mentorship for other Neonatal Therapists and NICU staff both within her hospital system and across the nation. Anjanette is certified in Neonatal Touch & Massage and was one of the first Certified Neonatal Therapists in the nation. She has co-authored chapters in Kenner & McGrath’s 1st edition of Developmental Care of Newborns & Infants, and Case-Smith & O’Brien’s 7th edition of Occupational Therapy for Children. She serves as co-leader of the National Association of Neonatal Therapists Professional Collaborative and has co-authored NANT’s Neonatal Therapy Core Scope of Practice and Practice Competencies for the Neonatal Therapist. Anjanette also serves on the NANT national conference planning committee and is part of the teaching faculty for the NANT Ignite program.
Excellent course and speaker! I was happy to have learned multiple techniques/interventions that I can immediately apply to the NICU population. All information was cited with the reference, making it easy to access more information on the topics I am most interested. -Heidi C., PT
I was amazed at how articulate and knowledgeable AJ Lee was on the topics of NICU, PICU, and SICU. Her presentation was impressive! -Lisa S., SLP
I would highly recommend the Advanced Practice in the NICU course by Anjanette Lee, It exceeded my expectations and provided a wealth of information and useful information. It will also help me if I plan to take the neonatal therapist certification. -Jeanette F., PT
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