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Treating Infants and Families In the NICU and Beyond

Live Webinar
Roberta “Bertie” Gatlin, PT, DSPT
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Live Webinar for Therapists. Complete both sessions for 15 Hours (1.5 CEUs) August 23 and 24, 2024 | 9:40 am EST • 8:40 am CST • 7:40 am MST • 6:40 am PST (US)
This engaging course is designed to provide participants with tools and strategies to prepare the NICU patient and family for discharge and transition home. Class participants will learn to evaluate, identify, and optimize services and care for NICU graduates as well as to enhance home-based and/or outpatient clinical setting skills. Evidence-based medical, developmental, and outcome data will be discussed to inform treatment, best practices, and management of the medically fragile NICU child. This course is designed for therapists and developmental specialists working with the infant and family in the NICU, PICU, EI and home, up to their first year after discharge. Participants will need to have a doll and two baby blankets available to practice techniques during the webinar.
Learning objectives: Choose rehabilitative interventions to support the premature infant in the NICU. Determine which evidence-based assessment tool would be most appropriate to evaluate an infant’s motor developmental status. Identify positioning needs within a therapeutic intervention plan with the post NICU infant and their family/caregiver. Select handling techniques to promote postural control in static and dynamic positions. Determine the rationale for the selection of a therapeutic intervention plan of care with a post NICU infant and their family/caregiver. Evaluate the need for developmental follow-up, family intervention, and positioning and handling programming for NICU graduates. Apply an evidence-based recommendation for follow-up care of an infant and family/caregiver after discharge from the NICU.