Online Course
Neonatal Physiotherapy Intervention
Gain the knowledge to help improve outcomes for infants in the NICU

1-1.5 hours

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Krista Eskay
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Dr. Krista Eskay is a paediatric physical therapist and researcher

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Introduction

The neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) is for infants born prematurely or with complex medical conditions. Physiotherapists work in this setting to provide neurodevelopmental interventions that aid in reducing sequelae or complications. Early intervention services are infant-driven and family-centred. This course details various approaches physiotherapists use in the NICU setting, along with ways to alter the environment to enhance outcomes.

Aims

This course aims to introduce physiotherapists to intervention techniques commonly used in neonatal intensive care units.

Outline

This course is made up of videos, reading, forum posts and a final quiz. The course content is split into the following sections:

  1. Video
  2. Reading activity
  3. Quiz

Target audience

This course is aimed at Physiotherapy and Physical Therapy clinicians, students and assistants. Other interested professionals such as athletic trainers, occupational therapists, nurses or medical doctors interested in this subject are also invited to participate.

Practicalities

Availability - this course is online and can be completed on your own schedule.

Hours of Learning - No deadlines are applied to this course and it can be started and completed in your own time according to your personal schedule. We expect the required elements to take around 1-1.5 hours depending on your schedule and learning style. Additionally there are many optional resources provided and if you choose to review these the course could take longer to complete.

Types of Activities - Watching videos, reading, a final quiz and participating in an international discussion forum.

Certificates - At the end of the course, when you have completed all of the required elements, you will be able to download a certificate of completion and 1 Plus points will be added to your personalised learning dashboard.

Requirements to complete this course

In order to complete this course and receive a course completion certificate plus CEUs/CCUs/CPD points you will need to:

  1. Respect the Plus Community Culture.
  2. Log all the required learning activities as complete (represented by the orange icons!).
  3. Actively and appropriately participate in the course discussions.
  4. Pass a final quiz with a score of 80% or more.
  5. Complete a course evaluation form.

Learning outcomes

At the end of this course you will be able to:

  • discuss at least three ways to adjust environmental factors within the neonatal intensive care unit to optimise this setting for infants
  • describe at least five interventions used by physiotherapists in the neonatal intensive care unit

Instructor financial and non-financial disclosures

No relevant relationships disclosed by instructor.

Accessibility

For special needs or accommodations please contact us with details of how we can meet your needs.