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Baby Beats and Breaths: Therapeutic Interventions for the Premature Infant with Cardiopulmonary Compromise - ONLINE

Education Resources, Inc.

Format(s):   Online Seminars
Discipline(s):   Physical Therapy / Occupational Therapy
Contact Hours:   15.5
Registration Fee:   $319

Learning Objectives: 1. Integrate chest wall movement assessment and treatment strategies to maximize infant outcomes 2. Utilize developmental positioning and handling interventions to reduce chest wall deformities 3. Assess the effects of invasive and non-invasive pulmonary support to the facial and oral structures as related to non-nutritive sucking and oral feeding progression 4. Incorporate postural support with positioning and handling of infants for improved chest wall mobility during oral feeding 5. Integrate a systems approach to individualized care plan for the infant with cardiopulmonary compromise **In order to maximize the learning experience during lab time, each participant needs to bring a soft body doll. The ideal size would be 10-15”, but any soft body doll will work. This course is recommended for intermediate to advanced neonatal therapists, PTs, PTAs, OTs, OTAs, and SLPs working with infants in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.

Target Audience

This dynamic intermediate-advanced course will elucidate the cardiopulmonary implications for the premature or medically-complex infant as related to physiological stability, evolving motor control, sensory stability, and transition to oral motor skills that support feeding. Participants will learn to facilitate the infant’s ability to cough, produce audible phonation, develop oral motor skills, and improve swallowing skills, as well as gestation-age appropriate positioning and handling to support gross motor skills required for postural stability.

Dates and Locations
Register Address:   Online Seminars
Location:   Online
Dates:   05-13-2022 - 05-13-2023, 12:00AM 12:00AM Eastern