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Continuing Education Courses for Neonatal Therapists

baby with blue eyes and a white knitted hatERI offers exceptional continuing education unit (CEU) courses for neonatal occupational therapists, physical therapists, speech-language pathologists, dieticians, and nurses working in the NICU, and beyond. Our evidence-based, clinically relevant courses feature presentations by distinguished internationally renowned faculty who are leaders in their field

The National Association of Neonatal Therapists (NANT) and Education Resources, Inc. partner to strengthen the quality and accessibility of continuing education for neonatal therapists.

NEW ON-DEMAND COURSES!

NEW! Part 1: Neonatal Therapy – Establishing Skills for Independent Practice – Fundamental Knowledge
Anjanette Lee, MS, CCC/SLP, CNT, NTMTC

NICU neonatal infant premature babyThe first of a 4-part series, this course 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. Learn how comorbidities, medical/surgical interventions and disease processes affect strategies, interventions, and outcomes for babies in the NICU.

*This series can be taken sequentially or as stand alone courses. 

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NEW! Part 2: Neonatal Therapy – Establishing Skills for Independent Practice – Fundamental Knowledge
Anjanette Lee, MS, CCC/SLP, CNT, NTMTC

The second of a 4-part series, this course focuses on four Fundamental Knowledge components:  perinatal medical history, NICU equipment, ethical considerations in the NICU, and neonatal therapy assessment tools.  Learn how to use information from all four of the areas to improve outcomes for babies in the NICU.

*This series can be taken sequentially or as stand alone courses. 

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NEW! Breathe Baby, Breathe: Developmental Interventions for Infants with Tracheostomy Tubes
Holly Schifsky, OTR/L, CNT, NTMTC, CBISAJ Lee CCC-SLP, MS, CNT, NTMTC

Advance your assessment, treatment, and outcomes for infants requiring a tracheostomy tube.  Interventions to maximize outcomes, reading/interpreting vent settings, manual cough facilitation, positioning/handling, weaning respiratory support, and DME will be discussed.  Focused on infants up to 12 months corrected gestational age and applicable to clinicians working in the NICU, PICU, transitional pediatric care, in-home therapy, EI, and outpatient clinics.


NEW! Advanced Practice for the Complex Neonate: Strategies for Success in the NICU, PICU and SICU
AJ Lee CCC-SLP, MS, CNT, NTMTC

Complex infant neonate in NICU, PICU and SICULearn in-depth knowledge of the developmental consequences and physiologic obstacles for infants born with Cardiac, Respiratory and/or Neurologic Diagnoses. Application of advanced critical thinking skills will be a strong focus. Topics approached from a neuroprotective framework will include handling, positioning, oral care, feeding/swallowing and sensory processing. Videos and real-life experience will make this course engaging, interactive and functional.


Baby Beats and Breaths: Therapeutic Interventions for the Premature Infant with Cardiopulmonary Compromise
Holly Schifsky, OTR/L, CNT, NTMTC, CBIS

Previously recorded from a live webinar in January 2022, this online course will review 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.


Infants with Cardiopulmonary Compromise: Bridging the Gap from Hospital to Home 
Holly Schifsky, OTR/L, CNT, NTMTC, CBIS

Learn to maximize infant development and feeding skills for the premature or medically fragile infant with cardiopulmonary compromise who is transitioning to outpatient rehabilitation. Movement analysis and facilitation skills include: ability of an infant to cough, produce audible phonation, oral motor skills, swallow skills, trunk facilitation, and gestational age-appropriate positioning/handling to support the emergence of gross motor skills for postural stability.
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LIVE WEBINARS:

NEW dates, topics and speakers being added

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Challenges and Solutions for Infants and Children with Complex Feeding and Swallowing Disorders
Joan Arvedson, CCC-SLP, PhD, BCW-S

Feeding and swallowing disorders can be challenging. This engaging course teaches participants problem-solving skills to treat children and infants who have complex feeding disorders, including difficulties with airways, GI tract, nutrition, hydration, advancing feeding, tube feeding/weaning, lip/tongue tie, barriers to oral feeding, and ways to overcome picky eating habits, thus, improving functional outcomes


Intervention in the NICU: A Neurodevelopmental Approach
Roberta Gatlin, PT, DSc, PCS

A hands-on course designed to increase the NICU therapist’s knowledge through evidenced-based assessments and interventions.


Treating Infants and Families In the NICU and Beyond
Roberta Gatlin, PT, ESc, PCS

Focus on interventions and strategies to prepare the child (and family) to transition out of the NICU and into the home.


Premature and Medically Complex Neonates: Applying Critical Thinking to Support Long-term OutcomesPremature and Medically Complex Neonates: Applying Critical Thinking to Support Long-term Outcomes
Kati Knudsen, PT

Learn strategies to support infants with extreme prematurity, complex neurological diagnoses, and in utero substance exposure using advanced problem-solving techniques. Tools will be provided to support an expanded role of therapy in the NICU by establishing the benefits of strong developmental perspective, focus on long-term outcomes, increased role of therapists from admission through discharge, and team collaboration.


Advanced Practice for the Complex Neonate: Strategies for Success in the NICU, PICU and SICU
AJ Lee CCC-SLP, MS, CNT, NTMTC

Learn how to treat the complex neonate using a neuroprotective framework in this interactive and engaging course


NEW! Neonatal Therapy – Establishing Skills for Independent Practice Part 1 – Fundamental Knowledge – Live Webinar 
AJ Lee CCC-SLP, MS, CNT, NTMTC

The first of a 4-part series, this course 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. Learn how comorbidities, medical/surgical interventions and disease processes affect strategies, interventions, and outcomes for babies in the NICU.
PART 4 Coming in spring 2024

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NEW! Neonatal Therapy – Establishing Skills for Independent Practice Part 2 – Fundamental Knowledge – Live Webinar 
AJ Lee CCC-SLP, MS, CNT, NTMTC

The second of a 4-part series, this course focuses on four Fundamental Knowledge components:  perinatal medical history, NICU equipment, ethical considerations in the NICU, and neonatal therapy assessment tools.  Learn how to use information from all four of the areas to improve outcomes for babies in the NICU.
PART 4 Coming in spring 2024

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NEW! Neonatal Therapy – Establishing Skills for Independent Practice Part 3 – Fundamental Knowledge – Live Webinar 
AJ Lee CCC-SLP, MS, CNT, NTMTC

The third of a 4-part series, this course focuses on core component skill sets within three NT domains:  Environment, Family/Psychosocial Support, and the Neurobehavioral System. This course offers self-assessment and support planning for next steps towards independent practice in the NICU.
PART 4 Coming in spring 2024


Baby Beats and Breaths: Therapeutic Interventions for the Premature Infant with Cardiopulmonary Compromise
Holly Schifsky, OTR/L, CNT,, NTMTC, CBIS

Learn advanced critical reasoning skills and 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.


Babies’ Bodies and Brains: Multi-System Assessment and Treatment of the Premature/Medically Complex Infant for the Rehabilitation Professional
Holly Schifsky, OTR/L, CNT, NTMTC, CBIS

(Formerly named “Baby Beats – Level 2: Multi-System Assessment and Treatment of the Premature/Medically Complex Infant for Rehabilitation Professionals”)
Building on “Baby Beats and Breaths”, advance your knowledge further to learn a systems-based approach to assessing and treating the premature/medically complex infant in the NICU/PICU setting to advance motor and feeding skills.


Bridging the Gap: Outpatient Rehabilitation Considerations for the Infant with Cardiopulmonary Compromise
Holly Schifsky, OTR/L, CNT, NTMTC, CBIS

Learn assessment and treatment skills to maximize infant development and feeding skills for the premature or medically fragile infant with cardiopulmonary compromise who is transitioning to outpatient rehabilitation.


NEW! Feeding Tiny Humans: Strategies for “Typical” to Troubled Premature and Medically Complex Babies
Shanna Semmler OTD, OTR/L, CNT, NTMTC 

Learn to evaluate infant feeding performance and provide evidence-supported interventions to maximize infants’ outcomes. Diagnostic tools, cervical auscultation, modified barium swallow studies, the International Dysphagia Diet Standardization Initiative, oral motor assessment and interventions to support infant feeding in the NICU will be discussed including how to support team members in providing best practice care.


Feeding and Swallowing Disorders in Infancy: Assessment and Management
Lynn Wolf, OTR, MOT, IBCLC Robin Glass, OTR, MS

Expand evaluation skills and learn intervention techniques for infants struggling with feeding or swallowing.


NICU Continuing Education Courses

ERI’s continuing education resources give occupationalphysical therapists and speech-language pathologists the knowledge and skillset to better serve their patients. In addition to providing better care, attending our CEU courses can give you the knowledge you need to take the next step in your career. Some additional benefits of enrolling in one of our many NICU continuing education courses include:

  • Update clinical knowledge and skills: CEU courses will help you keep up to date on the latest advances in research and technology so you can continue to provide exceptional care.
  • Specialty certifications: If you wish to learn more or enhance your skills in a specific area of neonatal therapy, our courses will allow you to pursue additional certifications.
  • Renew your neonatal therapy certification: Fulfill your CEU course requirements to renew your neonatal therapy certification with accredited courses from ERI.

Invest in NICU Continuing Education for Physical Therapists

Completing NICU physical therapy continuing education courses from ERI is an investment on an individual and practice-wide level. With our live and on-demand course offerings, you will receive value beyond a renewal of your neonatal therapy certification. We provide our students with many resources they use daily in their practice or reference throughout their careers. Our courses will remind you of your love for your profession while helping you provide even better care for patients.

NICU Continuing Education for Occupational Therapists

With hands-on learning and evidence-based practices, you will end our NICU continuing education courses feeling informed and inspired. With two flexible online course options, we make it easy for you to complete our CEU courses and start improving patient care.

On-Demand Online Courses

Enjoy the flexibility of completing our on-demand online courses on your own time. You can pause the class, rewind the recording or stop and start your lesson at times that meet your busy schedule. All classes include a presentation and question and answer segment from industry experts and a handout you can use to reference throughout the course. 

Live Webinar

Have an engaging, live learning experience from anywhere in the world with our live webinars. All you need is a computer and a stable internet connection. Our team will provide the zoom link in an email before the webinar session. After completing the webinar, you will receive a CEU certification on your ERI dashboard, which you can download and print at any time. 

In-Person Course Options

Our in-person course option combine lectures and video for hands-on learning. Solidify your techniques and skills with guidance from a neonatal therapy specialist. During the course, you will also have the ability to meet and learn from other passionate participants in your field. 

The best option I have found for obtaining continuing education specifically tailored to the NICU!
Melody Duncan PT,DPT,MHS, NLP, NTMTC,CNT

Register for an Online or In-Person NICU Continuing Education Course Today

Whether you’re a physical therapist, occupational therapist or speech-language pathologist, our NICU continuing education resources will help you learn and grow to best benefit your patients. Our courses will help you gain new skills while giving you access to specialists and other therapists in your field. Contact us today to register for a class and start improving patient care. 

 


 

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The CEU hours from our evidence-based NICU courses do count toward the required 40 hours of education for certification offered by the Neonatal Therapy Certification Board (NTCB)


NANT Learning, Mentorship and Leadership Programs

Ignite Training & Mentorship Program

Ignite features 10 months of foundational learning, mentorship, connection with peers, and convenience to study at your own pace!

Launch Leadership Program

The Launch Leadership Program is a 6-month leadership program designed for healthcare professionals who are ready to fully step into being a powerful leader in their lives and/or careers.


Dr. Brown’s® Medical

ERI and Dr. Brown’s® Medical partnership improves access to CEU courses on the very latest therapies and techniques for feeding therapy, neonatal physical therapy, and more. If you are caring for patients in the NICU, PICU, acute care, EI and home health care settings, this partnership makes it possible for ERI to offer more CEU classes that matter to you.
Education Resources, Inc. does not endorse or promote any products associated with these partnerships in our CE courses.


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