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Therapeutic Intervention in the NICU

presented by Roberta Gatlin, PT, DScPT, PCS

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Financial: Bertie Gatlin receives compensation from MedBridge for this course. There is no financial interest beyond the production of this course.

Non-Financial: Bertie Gatlin has no competing non-financial interests or relationships with regard to the content presented in this course.

Satisfactory completion requirements: All disciplines must complete learning assessments to be awarded credit, no minimum score required unless otherwise specified within the course.

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This course will expose the learner to the team approach model for providing intervention to the neonate in the NICU. The course will also provide the therapist with the skills to identify intervention readiness, sequencing of intervention techniques, and specific therapeutic intervention strategies, such as positioning, range of motion, neonate massage, skin-to-skin, and an oral-motor, cue-based feeding program.

Meet Your Instructor

Roberta Gatlin, PT, DScPT, PCS

Roberta “Bertie” Gatlin, PT, DScPT, PCS, 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. She completed her Doctorate of Science with an emphasis in Neurological and Pediatric Physical Therapy…

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Chapters & Learning Objectives

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1. Components of Therapeutic Intervention In the NICU?

This chapter will provide the therapist with the skills to identify intervention readiness, sequencing of intervention techniques, and specific therapeutic intervention strategies to incorporate the patient- and family-centered care model.

2. Positioning the NICU Neonate

This chapter will teach the learner to identify specific therapeutic intervention principles to ready the neonate for handling and positioning.

3. Neonate Range of Motion and Massage with the NICU Neonate

This chapter will expose the learner to specific therapeutic intervention strategies for positioning and range of motion.

4. Sensory Processing and Kangaroo Care with the NICU Neonate

This chapter will expose the learner to specific therapeutic intervention strategies related to the sensory processing of the neonate and implementation of a Kangaroo Care program.

5. Feeding the NICU Neonate

This chapter will introduce the learner to feeding intervention principles, feeding programs and equipment, and an oral-motor, cue-based feeding program.

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