Live In-Person Course for Pediatric Therapists. Complete both days for 15 Contact Hours (1.5 CEUs)
April 27 and 28, 2024
Children’s Health Specialty Center at Cityville Southwestern Medical District
2222 Medical District Drive
Dallas, TX 75235
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This intermediate-advanced course will focus on 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. It will focus on advancing the critical reasoning skills of the neonatal therapist to support the infant’s ability to obtain foundational motor and sensory skills. These skills include the ability of the infant to cough, produce audible phonation, oral motor skills, swallow skills, trunk facilitation, gestational age-appropriate positioning/handling to support the emergence of gross motor skills for postural stability. You will learn movement analysis skills (via lab time and video presentations) to assess breathing patterns, facilitation techniques to support trunk development, positioning strategies to support chest wall development, and feeding techniques to maximize postural control. We will discuss current literature as relevant to this topic and apply a systems theory approach for case study treatment planning.
- Integrate chest wall movement assessment and treatment strategies to maximize infant outcomes
- Utilize developmental positioning and handling interventions to reduce chest wall deformities
- 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
- Incorporate postural support with positioning and handling of infants for improved chest wall mobility during oral feeding
- Choose an appropriate individualized care plan for an infant with compromised cardiopulmonary systems, using a systems approach
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.
COVID safety measures for in-person courses. Any guidelines issued by the hosting facility will be shared with you and must be reviewed. Please do not attend the course if you are experiencing any symptoms of illness such as cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fever, chills, repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, or new loss of taste or smell. Please do not attend the course if you believe you have been exposed to someone with a suspected and/or confirmed case of the Coronavirus/COVID-19.
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Holly Schifsky, OTR/L, CNT, NTMTC, CBIS Holly Schifsky has worked in pediatrics for the past 27 years with the past 16 years in a level IV NICU. She is a Certified Neonatal Therapist, Certified Neonatal Touch and Massage Therapist, Certified Brain Injury therapist, a member of National Association of Neonatal Therapists, and has completed 6-month mentorship in infant/child NDT.
She has worked within the NICU and NICU follow-up clinic to maximize patient and family outcomes for the most complex premature and medically-fragile term infants. Holly received her BS in OT from the University of North Dakota. She is a faculty member for the Neonatal Touch and Massage certification; and Manuel Edema Mobilization training. She is the recipient of the National Association of Neonatal Therapists Clinical Excellence award in 2018, due to her clinical expertise and dedication to advancing the therapeutic interventions for NICU infants with cardiopulmonary conditions.
Financial Disclosures: Holly Schifsky receives a speaking fee when she teaches for ERI.
Non-Financial Disclosures: Holly Schifsky has no relevant nonfinancial relationships to disclose.
Holly afforded me the opportunity to synthesize what I have learned previously in a comprehensive and practical way so I am able to provide the best evidenced based therapeutic intervention to the babies I see in the NICU. This was the best course I have taken in my 25 years as an OT practitioner. --Karen D., OT
This course was amazing! It helps you really understand anatomy and physiology and then applies treatment strategies in real time. All information was appropriate and useful PLUS all of the research articles to support the interventions is SO helpful when bringing new ideas to your medical team. -Mackenzie D., SLP
Children's Health Specialty Center at Cityville Southwestern Medical District
2222 Medical District Dr.
Dallas, TX 75235
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This course meets the criteria for 15 contact hours (1.5 CEUs) Intermediate Level.
Education Resources Inc. is an AOTA Approved Provider of professional development. Course approval ID# 087030. This Distance Learning-Interactive Course is offered at 15 contact hours 1.5 CEUs. Intermediate Level, OT Service Delivery. AOTA does not endorse specific course content, products or clinical procedures.
This course can be used toward your NBCOT renewal requirements for 15 units.
Approved provider of the FL Board of Occupational Therapy-CE Broker – 18 hrs. This course meets the approval of the TX Board of OT Examiners.
ASHA CE Provider (Intermediate level) 1.5 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.
Approved by the FL Physical Therapy Association for 18 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. Application has been made to the OH Physical Therapy Association.
This course is a TOTA Approved Course from 7/15/23 to 7/15/24 - Course # 531-01.
Approved sponsor by the State of IL Department of Financial and Professional Regulation for Physical Therapy for 18 contact hours. Application has been made to Illinois EI Training Program. Approved provider by the NY State Board of Physical Therapy for 18 contact hours (1.8 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.
12 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 15 hours that can be applied toward the Neonatal Therapy National Certification.
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