The skin and brain originate from the same embryonic tissue, namely ectoderm. Gestation is a remarkable interplay among neonatal biological systems. At full-term, the processes converge to full functionality for respiration, gestation and resilience to potentially damaging environmental factors and poised to rapidly accelerate neurodevelopment. Touch is the first sense to come on line. The relationship between the skin and the brain will be explored. Emphasis is on the use of skin-based modalities to reduce stress and facilitate neonatal neurodevelopment as a function of gestational age.
Target Audience: OT, SLP, PT, RN, MD and Neonatal professionals
Instructional Method: Recorded webinar, lecture, videos, pictures, and PowerPoint slides. 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.