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NANT 12 Pre-Conference Session 1 – Opening the Flood Gates: Edema Management in the NICU

Some presenters are also gifted teachers. It’s a privilege to learn from such knowledgeable, experienced, and highly sought-after clinicians. Join speakers Holly Schifsky, OTR/L, CNT, NTMTC, CBIS and Sandy Sublett, PT, DPT, OCS, CLT for this incredible pre-conference session at NANT 12.

Time: 8:00 AM-12:00 PM ET on Thursday, March 31

Place: Duke Energy Convention Center, Cincinnati, Ohio


Preterm and medically complex infants are surviving at younger ages due to medical advances utilized in the neonatal intensive care unit. The co-morbidities of prematurity, post-surgical recovery, genetic conditions, and multi-system influences of these medical pathologies creates an increased challenge to the neonatal therapist due to the fluctuating state of edema for the infant.

This preconference session will be co-presented by leaders in the field of lymphatic mobilization and neonatal therapy. By co-presenting this topic, participants will receive the most up-to-date and evidence-based literature regarding the role of the lymphatic system, edema assessment, application of edema assessment within the NICU, and specific co-morbidities that warrant edema management to maximize outcomes. Clinical education will be provided regarding indications, contraindications, considerations during positioning/handling, oral motor facilitation, gross motor facilitation, pharmacological management, and additional interventions to support lymphatic transport of fluid.

Clinical case studies with patient videos will be shared to enhance the participants learning.

Upon completion of this session, participants will have a deeper understanding of the lymphatic system, ability to integrate components of lymphatic care into clinical practice, use of edema assessment to create lymphatic care plans, and integrate oral/gross motor facilitation that will enhance lymphatic flow to reduce limitations in movement due to persistent edema.

Click here to register and/or learn more now. Packages 2 and 4 include this particular session.