New! LIVE Webinar – Complete both sessions for 15 Hours (1.5 CEUs)
Saturday, July 18 from 10am to 7pm – EST
Sunday, July 19 from 10am to 6pm – EST
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. Evidence based 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.
Participant Requirements: Participants will need to have a doll and two baby blankets available to practice techniques during the webinar.
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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Continuing Education Hours for disciplines not listed below: 15 contact hours (1.5 CEUs). Intermediate level. Therapist License Number_____________.
Approved Provider for the Florida Occupational Therapy Association CE Broker for 18 CE Hours. Approval #_______ by the NJ State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners for 15 CEC's. Approved by the NM Board of Physical Therapy for ___ CE Hours. Approved by OK State Board of PT course #202112943 for 15 CEU hours, Category A. Approved by the OH Physical Therapy Association for 15 Hours - Approval #19S2041.
Approved sponsor by the State of IL Department of Financial and Professional Regulation for Physical Therapy for 18 contact hours. The Illinois Early Intervention Training Program has approved this event for 15 hours of EI credential credit in the area of Intervention. Approved provider by the NY State Board of Physical Therapy for 18 contact hours (1.8 CEUs). Approved by the Kentucky Physical Therapy Association for 15 Category 1 contact hour(s). Expiration Date: 3/6/21. Approval # CS64-2010-KPTA.
Education Resources is an approved agency by the PT Board of CA for 15 contact hours. This activity is provided by the TX Board of PT Examiners accredited provider #1910017TX for 15 CCUs and meets continuing competence requirements for PTs and PTAs licensure renewal in TX.
Education Resources is an AOTA Approved Provider for Live and Distance Learning-Independent Courses for 15 Contact Hours (1.5 CEUs). This course meets the criteria for 15 hours that can be applied toward the Neonatal Therapy National Certification
NBCOT Professional Development for 15 PDUs. 15 hours or 1.5 CEUs for dieticians.
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. The learning assessment for this course was successfully completed and approved for 15 clock hours of continuing education credit by the TX Speech-Language-Hearing Association.
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