This course will review the types of head shape changes that are frequently encountered in the neonatal population. It will present an interactive way of positioning for the therapist along with the rest of the family-centered care team to prevent positional deformities during an infant's time in the NICU. This course is directly related to the practice of physical therapy and is therefore appropriate for the PT and PTA.
Course created on May 8, 2019
Course Type: Recorded Webinar
CEUs/Hours Offered: AK/2.0; AL/2.0; AR/2.0; AZ/2.0; CA/2.0; CO/2.0; CT/2.0; DE/2.0; FL/2.0; GA/2.0; HI/2.0; IA/2.0; IACET/0.2; ID/2.0; IL EITP/2.0; IL/2.0; IN/2.0; KS/2.0; KY/2.0 Category 2; MA/2.0; ME/2.0; MI/2.0; MO/2.0; MS/2.0; MT/2.0; NC/2.0; ND/2.0; NE/2.0; NH/2.0; NY/2.0; OK/2.0; OR/2.0; PA/2.0; RI/2.0; SC/2.0; SD/2.0; TN/2.0; TX/2.0; UT/2.0; VA/2.0; VT/2.0; WA/2.0; WI/2.0; WY/2.0
- The participant will identify three different types of head shaping abnormalities.
- The participant will be able to identify three risk factors for high-risk deformities.
- The participant will identify two possible positioning methods utilizing devices to help head shaping.
- The participant will be able to initiate parent and nursing education for carryover for head shaping.
- The participant will be able to identify when to refer for cranial molding for further intervention.
|0-15 Minutes||Background, review of learning outcomes|
|15-30 Minutes||Defining the different types of cranial deformities|
|30-45 Minutes||Identifying key risk factors for deformities|
|45-65 Minutes||Devices used to aid in proper positioning while in NICU|
|65-80 Minutes||Examination of the head for deformities|
|80-95 Minutes||Education for parents and nursing regarding head shaping|
|95-110 Minutes||When to refer for further treatment|
|110-120 Minutes||Summary, Q&A|
PT, DPT, CNT, DCS, CIMI
Michele received her Bachelor of Science from Vanderbilt University and then continued to A.T. Still for her Doctor of Physical Therapy. She is a Certified Neonatal Therapist and obtained her Developmental Specialist Certification. Michele is a Certified Infant Massage Instructor and has been working in the NICU for 17 years. Although she loves all of pediatric therapy and is the Supervisor for Pediatric Therapy, her focus is on the NICU as she has expanded two level three NICU’s to include more developmental care and has created a follow-up clinic for those high-risk infants after discharge. Michele has goals to help further quality improvement and knowledge translation within the NICU and to become more involved in her current associations. Her passion is to help these infants develop during a stressful time while focusing on transdisciplinary goals for optimal family-centered outcomes.
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