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NICU Therapy: Developmental Support from Admit to Home

Education Resources, Inc.

Format(s):   Live Seminars
Discipline(s):   Physical Therapy / Occupational Therapy / Speech-Language
Contact Hours:   14
Registration Fee:   $435

Upon completion of this course the participants will be able to:
Discuss the synactive theory, the concept of neuroprotection and neuroprotective care.
Understand Core Measures as it relates to the NICU.
Develop a resource for assessing developmental needs of their own NICU.
Discuss some specific projects to create change in the NICU.

Confirmation Notes
This course meets the criteria for 14 contact hours (1.4 CEU's). Approved provider by the TX Physical Therapy Association.
Application has been made to the PA State Board of Physical Therapy and the NJ State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners. NY - Approved Provider by the NY State Board of Physical Therapy for 16.8 contact hours.
Approved provider of continuing education by the American Occup a t i o n a l Therapy Association #3043, for 14 contact hours - Intermediate Level Occupational Therapy Process: evaluation, intervention. The assignment of AOTA CEU's does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products or clinical procedures by AOTA.
NBCOT Professional Development Provider- 14 PDU's
This course is offered for up to 1.4 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level, Professional area).

7:30-8:00 Registration/Continental Breakfast 8:00-11:00 Why we do what we do: Theories essential for understanding Developmental Care Synactive Theory, Neuroprotection, Neuroplasticity, Epigenetics, and Trauma Informed Care 11:00-11:15 Break 11:15-11:45 Incorporating your discipline into Developmental Care: Why the rehab model no longer works in the NICU and what to do about it 11:45-12:45 Lunch (on your own) 12:45- 2:45 Core Measures for Developmental Care: Practical components and clinical applications of core measures 2:45-3:00 Break 3:00-4:30 Breaking Core Measures into the Sensory Experience: Creating an experience for Staff 4:30-5:00 Discussion and questions
7:30- 8:00 Continental Breakfast 8:00-9:00 Where do you begin? Application of the Plan-Do-Study-Act and Fishbone models for creating projects, strategies for evaluating your own unit and where to begin 9:00-10:00 Creating specific projects for changing Developmental Care: Developmentally supportive positioning, Improving regulation through containment, and providing an individualized, developmentally supportive feeding experience (part 1) 10:00-1015 Break 10:15-12:00 Developmentally supportive feeding experience (part 2) Videos, cue-based feeding tools 12:00-1:00 Lunch (on your own) 1:00-2:00 Tools for change of your own personal behavior: Developing an attitude of developmentally supportive care in everything you do 2:00-2:15 Break 2:15-3:15 Providing developmentally supportive care for the long-term NICU patient: It’s not just about the preemies! 3:15-4:00 Case Study Wrap up / discussion

This beginner- intermediate course will focus on creating change in the NICU in developmental care for the bedside clinician. Content will focus on learning about neuroprotection for infants and how to provide care to assist with best possible development for the infant. Emphasis will be on practical strategies to implement change. Areas of change will incorporate the healing environment, positioning, incorporating families, and feeding. There will be an opportunity for groups to develop their own process change.

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