Dr. Krista Eskay is a paediatric physical therapist and researcher
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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.
This course aims to introduce physiotherapists to intervention techniques commonly used in neonatal intensive care units.
This course is made up of videos, reading, forum posts and a final quiz. The course content is split into the following sections:
- Reading activity
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.