SLP Course Details
Course # 5505
Feeding Assessment in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
This course is mobile compatible.
Disclosure: This Course is presented by SpeechPathology.com.
CEUs/Hours Offered: ASHA/0.1 Intermediate, Professional; IL EITP/1.0; Kansas DHE, LTS-S1370/1.0; SAC/1.0
Course Learning Outcomes
- After this course, participants will be able to identify barriers to assessing infant feeding in the NICU.
- After this course, participants will be able to identify three main infant profiles in the NICU.
- After this course, participants will be able to list three diagnoses/co morbidities which may impact an infant's ability to establish full oral feeding.
- After this course, participants will be able to list three readiness cues an infant should display to indicate they have the energy/interest to begin oral feeding.
- After this course, participants will be able to identify three warning signs an infant may demonstrate during oral feeding.
|0-10 Minutes||Introduction and Overview|
|10-30 Minutes||3 Main Feeding Profiles in the NICU Assessment|
|30-50 Minutes||Case Review|
|55-60 Minutes||Conclusion; Q&A|
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Kay Thurston, M.S., CCC-SLP
Kay Thurston is a pediatric speech language pathologist with over 25 years of experience. She has worked in a variety of clinical settings including public schools, private practice, home care, outpatient pediatric clinics and hospitals. For the past 15 years Kay has worked for a Children’s Hospital in Colorado where she helped to develop and implement their feeding program. For the past 11 years Kay has worked in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. She has presented throughout the state of Colorado on topics of Oral Motor/Feeding Development, Swallowing Development, Infant Feeding Assessment, and Feeding the Fragile Infant. She presented on developing an evidence based collaborative approach to feeding in the NICU at both the American Speech Language Hearing Association Convention in 2010 and National Association of Neonatal Therapists Conference in 2011.
Disclosure: This presenter has no relevant financial or nonfinancial relationships to disclose.
Continuing Education Information
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.
To participate in the course, complete the CEU exam and earn continuing education credit, you must be a CEU Total Access member.
American Speech-Language-Hearing Assn.
This course is offered for 0.1 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level, Professional Area)
Illinois Early Intervention Training Program
The Illinois Early Intervention Training Program has approved this event for 1.0 hours of EI credential credit. See http://www.illinoiseitraining.org/page.aspx?module=15 for information about credit areas.
Kansas Dept of Health & Environment
Approved for 1 continuing education clock hour(s) for Kansas licensed Speech Pathologists by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment. Long-Term Sponsorship number: LTS-S1370.
Speech-Language and Audiology Canada
Clinically certified members of Speech-Language and Audiology Canada (SAC) can accumulate continuing education equivalents (CEEs) for their participation with SpeechPathology.com. One hour of coursework equals 1 CEE. All SAC members are encouraged to participate in on-going education.
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