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PT Course Details

Course # 1241
Physical Therapy in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

This course is mobile compatible.

Level: Introductory

CEUs/Hours Offered: See All State Associations

AK/2.0; AR/2.0; AZ/2.0; CA/2.0; CO/2.0; CT/2.0; DC/2.0; DE/2.0; GA/2.0; HI/2.0; IA/2.0; ID/2.0; IL/2.0; ILEIT/2.0; IN/2.0; KS/2.0; KY/2.0; MA/2.0; MD/0.2; ME/2.0; MI/2.0; MO/2.0; MT/2.0; NC/2.0; ND/2.0; NE/2.0; NH/2.0; NM/2.0; NY/2.0; OR/2.0; PA/2.0; RI/2.0; SD/2.0; TX/2.0; UT/2.0; VA/2.0; VT/2.0; WA/2.0; WI/2.0; WY/2.0

Course Abstract

Physical therapy practice in the neonatal intensive care unit is a challenging and rewarding field that requires unique knowledge regarding the needs of the premature child. This course will provide practitioners with an overview of examination, plan of care development, goal writing, and evidence-based interventions in the neonatal intensive care unit. Participants will also be able to develop effective educational plans for NICU parents that emphasize response to infant signals as well as parental bonding and involvement in their child´s care.

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This course was recorded on August 16, 2012

Handouts

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Course Learning Outcomes

  • 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.

Time-ordered Agenda

0-10 Minutes 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
110-120 Minutes Q&A

Average Rating

(112 Ratings)

Most Recent Comments

Review by: Member on April 12, 2014
Easy to follow
Review by: Member on March 14, 2014
Presenter gave a thorough background of the NICU and its patients and the high points of treatment and interventions. Good information, easily accessible for immediate use.
Review by: Member on March 9, 2014
Thorough and specific with treatment strategies.
Review by: Member on February 17, 2014
This course made me consider a setting change to the NICU
Review by: Member on February 6, 2014
Good, comprehensive coverage of PT assessment/goals,etc
Review by: Member on January 30, 2014
the presenter delivered the information in a clear and organized matter
Review by: Member on January 30, 2014
I really enjoy this presenter. She presents clinically relevant information that can be immediately put into practice in the clinical setting.
Review by: Member on January 29, 2014
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Review by: Member on January 28, 2014
It directly applies to my work.
Review by: Member on January 26, 2014
good information & presentation of information, could have a few more examples of therapies/activities used
Review by: Member on January 22, 2014
Good presentation of materials. Clear and easy to hear/understandspeaker.
Review by: Member on January 21, 2014
very clear; good examples
Review by: Member on January 12, 2014
Good content
Review by: Member on January 6, 2014
good and detailed information...
Review by: Member on December 24, 2013
I enjoyed the course information. The format made it easy to understand.
Review by: Member on December 16, 2013
videos, examples, instructor experience
Review by: Member on December 13, 2013
Very organized, smooth presentation.
Review by: Member on December 12, 2013
It was very thorough.
Review by: Member on December 10, 2013
The information was pertinent to some areas of my working environment and the information was very helpful.
Review by: Member on November 30, 2013
straight to the point and instructor is very knowledgeable
Review by: Member on November 23, 2013
The instructor was organized in her thoughts, knowledgable and easy to understand.
Review by: Member on November 22, 2013
Great slides, helpful demos
Review by: Member on November 21, 2013
Great lecturer
Review by: Member on October 25, 2013
Speaker was knowledgeable.
Review by: Member on October 13, 2013
n/a
Review by: Member on September 18, 2013
It was well organized and easy to understand.
Review by: Member on August 29, 2013
well organized and presenter very well prepared
Review by: Member on July 28, 2013
Organization and completeness of information, presenters ability to provide info in a fluent manner.
Review by: Member on July 14, 2013
It reaffirmed the handling and care I give in the NICU and the knowledge I share with the parents. I would have liked to see the presenter actually perform part of a treatment via video.
Review by: Member on July 4, 2013
Presenter was clear and concise, clearly knowledgeable about the topic
Review by: Member on June 19, 2013
Excellent speaker, organized info
Review by: Member on June 10, 2013
knowledgeable & personable presenter
Review by: Member on May 16, 2013
I loved the fact that it can be done online and at my own convenience so that I do not have to miss work to attend a continuing ed conference.
Review by: Member on May 4, 2013
Logical sequence, good handouts and visuals.
Review by: Member on April 19, 2013
This was a nicely presented course which will be useful in working with premature infants. Nice presentation, great examples!
Review by: Member on April 15, 2013
Good discussion
Review by: Member on April 15, 2013
The instructor was very experienced and a great teacher.
Review by: Member on March 24, 2013
Presented well and covered all the areas of NICCU involved with PT
Review by: Member on March 16, 2013
Very clear, well organized, and informative
Review by: Member on March 13, 2013
Great presenter. Enthusiastic and knowledgeable about the subject matter.
Review by: Member on March 5, 2013
Great information and videos for live interaction
Review by: Member on February 15, 2013
interesting topic, very organized. i liked the video clips.
Review by: Member on February 11, 2013
The speaker was informative and presented info in a clear format with added audio-visual aids to assist with learning.
Review by: Member on February 10, 2013
The presenter's informal style, familiarity with and organization of material, excellent resources and shared experiences were invaluable.
Review by: Member on February 10, 2013
Information provided and the organization
Review by: Member on January 28, 2013
the extra videos and actually seeing the babies made a difference for what you might see in the NICU
Review by: Member on January 22, 2013
Could print copies of slides
Review by: Member on January 5, 2013
Presenter has a wealth of knowlege.
Review by: Member on December 30, 2012
Great organization of material. Wonderful enthusiasm!
Review by: Member on December 12, 2012
Great applicable information. The pictures and short uTube videos were very helpful and uploaded without any problem.
Review by: Member on December 6, 2012
It informed, not overwhelmed the student with PT in the NICU.
Review by: Member on September 28, 2012
Excellent use of visual aids,Engaging speaker,Evidence used well to prove treatment techniques
Review by: Member on September 27, 2012
enjoyed her enthusiasm for her work
Review by: Member on August 28, 2012
Use of videos, more would be even better.
Review by: Member on August 17, 2012
Very easy to understand. Well organized. Presenter was enthusiastic about subject.

Course Information

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Course Presenter

alicia fernandez fernandez

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.


Continuing Education Information

CEUs/Hours Offered: See All State Associations
AK/2.0; AR/2.0; AZ/2.0; CA/2.0; CO/2.0; CT/2.0; DC/2.0; DE/2.0; GA/2.0; HI/2.0; IA/2.0; ID/2.0; IL/2.0; ILEIT/2.0; IN/2.0; KS/2.0; KY/2.0; MA/2.0; MD/0.2; ME/2.0; MI/2.0; MO/2.0; MT/2.0; NC/2.0; ND/2.0; NE/2.0; NH/2.0; NM/2.0; NY/2.0; OR/2.0; PA/2.0; RI/2.0; SD/2.0; TX/2.0; UT/2.0; VA/2.0; VT/2.0; WA/2.0; WI/2.0; WY/2.0

California

PhysicalTherapy.com is an approval agency for the Physical Therapy Board of California.


Washington D.C.

This course is approved by the District of Columbia Board of Physical Therapy.


IL Physical Therapy Continuing Education Sponsor

This course is offered for 2.0 CEUs (Introductory level) by the Illinois Department of Professional Regulation (Sponsor License #216000252).


Illinois Early Intervention Training Program


Kansas

This course is offered for 2.0 CEUs (Introductory level) by the Kansas Physical Therapy Association.


KPTA

This course is offered for 2 CEUs (Introductory level, Category 2) by the Kentucky Physical Therapy Association (Provider #CS80-2012-KPTA).


Maryland

This course meets the basic criteria of the Maryland Board of Physical Therapy Examiners for 0.2 CEUs.


New York

PhysicalTherapy.com is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Physical Therapy as an approved provider of physical therapy and physical therapist assistant continuing education.


Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

This course is offered for 2 CEUs (Introductory level) by the Commonwealth of PA Dept. of State Bureau of Professional and Occupational Affairs.


Texas Physical Therapy Association

This course is offered for 2.0 CEUs (Introductory level) by the Texas Physical Therapy Association.


Passing an online exam will be required to earn continuing education credit.

Please Note: The CEU exam and course evaluation must be completed within 30 days of course registration.

Event participation is free, but you must be a CEU Total Access member to complete the exam and earn the continuing education credit.


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