Supporting Early Infant Feeding in the NICU (Live Webinar)
Live Broadcast: Wednesday, May 16, 2018, 3:00-5:00 p.m. Eastern time
Last day to register for Live broadcast: Wednesday, May 16, 2018, Noon, Eastern time
To support infants in the NICU setting and maximize oral feeding outcomes for these babies, SLPs need to consider the maturational status of premature infants, medical conditions of ill newborns, and positive and negative experiences in the NICU. This webinar will address the maturation of the oral, pharyngeal, and esophageal phases of swallowing, which directly affect safety and efficiency, as well as medical conditions that increase an infant’s risk of feeding disorders. We will explore evidence-based interventions designed to improve feeding experiences, taking into account maturational and medical status, and discuss the concept of homeostasis and its importance in the NICU.
You will be able to:
- define homeostasis and describe how this concept is applied to infants in the NICU
- list at least three major medical conditions associated with feeding challenges in the NICU setting
- describe the difference between rested pacing and regulated pacing
Group Registration Note: A group registration entitles you to view this program one time, on one connection. Any number of people may watch and earn ASHA CEUs/professional development hours. The person who will act as group leader for the broadcast should register on behalf of the group. The group leader will be able to play the webinar and pass out a link to group members so they can access handouts and the learning assessment to earn CE credit. The group leader needs to have, or create, a login to the ASHA Web site.