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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.
- 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.
PTs, OTs and SLPs. This series will be great for NTs studying for the Neonatal Therapy Certificate Exam and for those beginning to establish competency.
Anjanette Lee, MS, CCC/SLP, CNT, NTMTC has over 25 years’ experience in the NICU, receiving NIDCAP certification in 1999 and then helping her NICU’s quality improvement team incorporate family centered, neuroprotective, and neuropromotive care practices as standards of care. As an imbedded NICU therapist, she is passionate about sharing knowledge with and utilizing all members of the neonate’s care team to support best neurodevelopmental outcomes. As a result, Anjanette provides ongoing education and mentorship for other Neonatal Therapists and NICU staff both within her hospital system and across the nation. Anjanette is certified in Neonatal Touch & Massage and was one of the first Certified Neonatal Therapists in the nation. She has co-authored chapters in Kenner & McGrath’s 1st edition of Developmental Care of Newborns & Infants, and Case-Smith & O’Brien’s 7th edition of Occupational Therapy for Children. She serves as co-leader of the National Association of Neonatal Therapists Professional Collaborative and has co-authored NANT’s Neonatal Therapy Core Scope of Practice and Practice Competencies for the Neonatal Therapist. Anjanette also serves on the NANT national conference planning committee and is part of the teaching faculty for the NANT Ignite program.
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This course meets the criteria for 5 contact hours (0.5 CEUs) Intermediate Level.
Education Resources Inc. is an AOTA Approved Provider of professional development. Course approval ID# 06474. This Distance Learning-Interactive course is offered at 5 contact hours 0.5 CEUs. (Intermediate level, Foundational Knowledge). AOTA does not endorse specific course content, products, or clinical procedures.
This course can be used toward your NBCOT renewal requirements for 5 units.
Approved provider of the FL Board of Occupational Therapy-CE Broker – 6 hrs. This course meets the approval of the TX Board of OT Examiners.
ASHA CE Provider (Intermediate level) 0.5 ASHA CEUs. ASHA CE Provider approval and use of the Brand Block does not imply endorsement of course content, specific products, or clinical procedures.
ASHA credits are accepted by the TX Department of License and Renewal.
Application has been made to the FL Physical Therapy Association for 6 continuing education contact hours.
Approved by the MD Board of Physical Therapy Examiners.
Approved by the MN Board of Physical Therapy.
Approved by the NJ Board of Physical Therapy Examiners.
Approved by the OH Physical Therapy Association
Approved sponsor by the State of IL Department of Financial and Professional Regulation for Physical Therapy for 6 contact hours. Approved provider by the NY State Board of Physical Therapy for 6 contact hours (0.6 CEUs).
Education Resources, Inc. is an approved provider for Physical Therapy CEUs in the following states: CA, KY, OK and TX.
The following state boards of physical therapy accept other states’ approval: AK, AR, AZ, DC, DE, GA, HI, ID, IN, KS, MA, MI, MO, MS, NC, OR, PA, RI, SC, UT, VA, VT, WI, WY. The following state boards of physical therapy either do not require course pre-approval or do not require CEUs for re-licensure: AL, CO, CT, IA, ME, MT, NE, ND, NH, SD, WA.
5 hours of this course qualify towards the discipline-specific hours for the 20-hour requirement for NDTA re-certification. They do NOT qualify towards the 8-hour NDTA Instructor requirement for re-certification.
This course meets the criteria for 5 hours that can be applied toward the Neonatal Therapy National Certification.
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