Supporting Feeding in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) (On Demand Webinar)
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Individual Registration, Group Registration
Erin Sundseth Ross, PhD, CCC-SLP
Infants born preterm, or with medical conditions affecting physiologic stability, are at an increased risk for both short- and long-term feeding problems. To assess and develop intervention programs that support safe, efficient oral feeding in this population, NICU-based SLPs need to be familiar with the roles of maturation, experience, and physiologic stability. This program provides state-of-the-science information about feeding acquisition as well as feeding difficulties in the NICU, and also addresses the efficacy of current intervention strategies. Finally, we’ll introduce a theory-based feeding algorithm as a structured approach to focusing on quality feeding experiences in the NICU.
You will be able to:
- describe the effect of maturation, experience, and physiologic stability on the acquisition of feeding skills by preterm and late-preterm infants
- discuss the efficacy of interventions designed to hasten and/or improve feeding skills
- describe the prevalence of feeding and growth problems in preterm infants
- describe elements of a feeding approach based on quality indicators
Group Registration Note: A group registration entitles you to one Web to this program. Any number of people may listen and earn ASHA CEUs on that connection. The person who will act as site leader for the broadcast should register on behalf of the group. After registering, the site leader will be able to download seminar instructions, handouts, and CEU materials. The site leader needs to have, or create, a login to the ASHA Web site.
Replay available from June 22, 2012 through June 21, 2013
6/22/2012 to 6/21/2013