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Bridging the Gap: Outpatient Rehabilitation Considerations for the Infant with Cardiopulmonary Compromise

Education Resources, Inc.

Format(s):   Live Webinar
Discipline(s):   Physical Therapy / Occupational Therapy / Speech-Language
Contact Hours:   6
Registration Fee:   $209

Discuss anatomical and kinesiological developmental changes for the newborn chest wall as related to infants with congenital heart defects Discuss effects 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 Assess 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 Integrate a systems approach to individualized care plan for the infant with cardiopulmonary compromise

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.

Dates and Locations
Register Address:   Live Webinar
Location:   Live Webinar
Dates:   12-03-2021 - 12-03-2021, 12:00AM 12:00AM