This comprehensive course prepares practitioners to assess a child’s needs while determining which services and interventions they will need while in the NICU as well as upon discharge. Participants will learn to work with the family to provide a seamless experience. Management of the post NICU medically fragile infant will be stressed.
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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. Evidencebased medical, developmental and outcome data will be discussed to inform treatment, best practices, and management of the medically fragile NICU child.
Upon completion of course, the participant will be able to:
1. Provide evidence based thoughts and comments for recommendations of follow up care of an infant and family/caregiver after discharge from the NICU.
2. Provide rationale for selection of a therapeutic intervention plan of care with a post NICU infant and their family/caregiver.
3. Determine positioning needs within a therapeutic intervention plan with the post NICU infant and their family/caregiver.
4. Determine the need for developmental follow up, family intervention, and a positioning and handling programming for NICU graduates.
Roberta “Bertie” Gatlin, PT, DSPT. Is currently providing services in the early intervention setting specifically assessing the transition of infants and families from the NICU to EI. She completed her career as an Associate Professor and Director of Admission for South College Department of Physical Therapy in July 2023. She graduated from University of Memphis in 1986 with a BS in Special Education and from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center Department of Physical Therapy in 1989 with a BS in Physical Therapy and in 2013 with her Doctor of Science with an emphasis in Neurological and Pediatric Physical Therapy. She has been a Board Certified Pediatric Clinical Specialist from 2001 thru 2021.
Her experience draws from over 30 years in the field of pediatric physical therapy. She is an adjunct professor in the Physical Therapy Department at Emory & Henry College, Marion, Virginia. She provides post-professional education for Educational Resources Inc. and Medbridge Education. Bertie provides programming instruction for Brooks Institute of Higher Learning Pediatric Physical Therapy Residency. Bertie’s experience encompasses physical therapy within the NICU, developmental follow-up clinic and outpatient pediatrics, servicing all age levels. She has been a department director for an acute care hospital and an outpatient pediatric rehabilitation center. Her research has focused on the infant with Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome and the outcome measurements used to identify their developmental needs. Bertie currently holds the Treasure Position for the APTA Academy of Pediatric Physical Therapy Executive Board and is Past Chair of the Neonatology Specialty Interest Group.
Roberta Gatlin receives an honorarium from Education Resources, Inc.
Her non-financial disclosures are: committee member for the Neonatal Special Interest Group and Finance Committee of APPT.
"Bertie is very passionate about the care of neonates, which clearly comes across in her course. She has wonderful knowledge and experience to share. I highly recomment this course especially to therapists working in the NICU." -L. Scott, PT
"I thoroughly enjoyed this presentation as the speaker was not only engaging but very hands on and informative/ relevant to the INCU rehabilitative experience." -M. Purser, SLP
"This course provided excellent hands on learning through lab time. The instructor was very available for individual questions. There was lots of practical information discussed; I look forward to using these techniques with my patients" -D. Cook, OT
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This course meets the criteria for 15 contact hours (1.5 CEUs)
Approved by the Ohio Physical Therapy Association for 15 Hours - Approval #19S2041
Approved by the Kentucky Physical Therapy Association for 15 Category 1 contact hour(s). Expiration Date: 3/6/21. Approval # CS64-2010-KPTA.
IN accepts other state's approvals.
Approved provider of continuing education by the American Occupational Therapy Association #3043, for 15 contact hours 1.5 CEUs
NBCOT professional development provider-15 PDUs
ASHA CEUs are awarded by the ASHA CE Registry upon receipt of the CEU Participant Form from the ASHA. Approved CE Provider for up to 1.5 CEU’s
Education Resources Inc. 266 Main Street, Suite 12, Medfield, MA 02052 508-359-6533 or 800-487-6530 (Outside MA)