In the last 20 years a paradigm shift in the assumption of pain perception and pain memory in the newborn infant has occurred. Medical professionals are now held accountable for measuring pain and response to pain interventions as the “fifth vital sign”. Neonatal therapists have a unique skill set and time flexibility that affords them a powerful impact on pain in this population. This presentation outlines the consequences of unmanaged pain in neonates and summarizes intervention strategies available to the bedside care provider. Reduction of pain is one of the most important jobs a neonatal professional must competently complete.
Target Audience: OT, SLP, PT, RN, and Neonatal professionals
Instructional Method: Recorded webinar with handouts. Learning assessment and course evaluation follow course.
Course Completion Requirements: The learner must view the entire webinar, complete the course evaluation and complete the post webinar learning assessment with at least 80% to receive education credit. Login and logout times will be recorded and documented.
Following completion of this course physical therapists, nurses and other disciplines will receive a certificate of completion and a zip file containing information necessary to submit to their individual state for education credit. Zip file will include course bibliography. Physical therapists are responsible for knowing and adhering to their state’s deadlines, rules and regulations.