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Course # 1202
Physical Therapy in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
Thursday, August 16, 2012 at 1:30 pm EDT
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Course Learning OutcomesPreview Exam
- Describe the synactive theory of development as the basis for neonatal physical therapy management.
- Identify the special needs of the neonatal patient and correctly interpret their time out and interaction signals.
- Describe kangaroo care practices and list their effects on preterm infant development.
- Develop meaningful physical therapy goals for the NICU patient.
- List evidence-based intervention strategies appropriate for the NICU infant, and describe important areas in parental education in the NICU.
|0-10 Minutes||Introduction and overview – the NICU environment|
|10-20 Minutes||The special needs of the neonatal patient. Interpreting infant signals|
|20-35 Minutes||Physical therapy examination and the synactive theory|
|35-45 Minutes||Writing goals in the NICU and developing a plan of care.|
|45-60 Minutes||Developmentally appropriate care – evidence for effectiveness|
|60-80 Minutes||Other evidence-based interventions in the NICU|
|80-90 Minutes||The parent perspective|
|90-110 Minutes||Case study interactive activity|
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Alicia Fernandez-Fernandez, PT, DPT, PhD
Alicia Fernandez-Fernandez, PT, DPT, PhD graduated from the University of Oviedo (Spain, 1997) with a diploma in physical therapy and practiced in a variety of settings as a physical therapist in Spain before moving to the US and obtaining her M.S. in Physical Therapy at Florida International University (2002). She has practiced at the South Miami Hospital Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) 2003-present. She completed a post-professional Doctorate in Physical Therapy at Nova Southeastern University (2010), and a PhD in Biomedical Engineering (2013). She continues to practice in the NICU on a per diem basis. In 2011 she joined Nova Southeastern University as Assistant Professor in the Physical Therapy Department, where she teaches Pediatrics, Kinesiology, Prosthetics and Orthotics, and Gender Issues. Her research interests encompass the effectiveness of physical therapy in the neonatal population, functional outcomes of pediatric orthopedic interventions, and development of image-guided therapy agents for cancer.
Disclosure: This presenter has no relevant financial or nonfinancial relationships to disclose.
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