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Neonatal Therapy – Establishing Skills for Independent Practice - Live Webinar - One Session

Education Resources, Inc.

Format(s):   Live Webinar
Discipline(s):   Physical Therapy / Occupational Therapy / Speech-Language
Contact Hours:   4
Registration Fee:   $149

Recognize how proficiency for independent practice can be established Determine the impact of the NICU environment on premature infant development. Recognize the role of the Hypothalamic-Pituitary-Adrenal Axis in influencing reactions to stress and regulating body processes. Relate the philosophical assumptions, underlying perspectives and basic principles of theoretical models & structural frameworks to the basis of neonatal therapy evaluation and treatment. Apply understanding of body system functions, interconnectedness, vulnerabilities, and changes over time in relation to infant post-menstrual age. Analyze the influence of common comorbidities, associated medical/surgical interventions, of disease processes on supportive strategies, safe intervention parameters and short/long term outcomes.

Target Audience
PTs, OTs and SLPs.

This first of a 4-part series focuses on three Fundamental Knowledge components: the NICU Environment and its impact on premature infant development, the building blocks of neonatal therapy practice and a thorough dive into neonatal body systems. This beginner to intermediate course will explore normal and abnormal functions and how the systems are interconnected. In addition, you’ll learn how comorbidities, medical/surgical interventions and disease processes affect supportive strategies, safe intervention parameters and short/long term outcomes. This series will be perfect for NTs studying for the Neonatal Therapy Certificate Exam and for those beginning to establish competency by 1) laying a foundation of fundamental knowledge, 2) closing gaps within core competencies, and 3) assuring both fundamental knowledge and core competency knowledge are applied during NICU interventions.

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