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Infant-Driven Education

OUR MISSION: To improve the lives of babies and families through excellent neonatal caregiver education and skill development.

OUR VISION: For each neonatal caregiver to understand the tremendous impact they have on the infants and families they serve, and to provide care accordingly.

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Educational Training Videos on Swaddled Bathing & Skin-to-Skin Holding

Our portfolio of instructional Videos increase the knowledge and skill of healthcare providers, while giving parents an enhanced understanding, ability, and ease in caring for their infant.   Videos are available in both English & Spanish for parents and all videos can be purchased as DVDs or licensed for hospital intranet viewing!

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Neonatal Touch and Massage Certification

Neonatal Touch & Massage Certification (NTMC)™

 NTMC is an exclusively neonatal, one-of-a-kind certification for neonatal healthcare providers. It combines a holistic, neonatal and systems theory approach to massage, with an emphasis on families and nurturing opportunities, while elevating the standard of care that neonatal caregivers provide in their daily practice.

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Seminars & Workshops

Seminars, Workshops & On-Line Education

Creative Therapy Consultants provides innovative educational opportunities both on-line and in person.  Participants are able to change practice and implement new techniques immediately upon returning to their NICU.  Best of all, the programs can be completely customized to meet your NICU’s needs!

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TESTIMONIALS

This course was so helpful. I appreciate that it encompasses several different approaches/tools with 1 common goal-to deliver the appropriate touch/massage to a baby that will produce the best possible developmental outcome. Plus it was great fun! Much fun! Really brought things together for me. This program really brings things together for me. Love it and it really excites me to get back and get to work!
Lydia Thomas, OTR/L, MLD/CDTDayton NTMC Candidate

NEWS

Did You Know?

November 10th, 2017|0 Comments

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EVENTS

Neonatal Touch & Massage Certification

August 25 & 26, 2017 | Paducah, KY
September 15, 16 & 17, 2017 | Santa Clara, CA
October 6 & 7, 2017 | Cleveland, OH

We will certify more than 70 neonatal caregivers in NTMC in just 6 weeks! We cannot wait to get to Cleveland this week to meet our newest group of NTMC professionals. Between the 15 hours of on-line education, hands on lab, evidenced based lecture, and practice of specific massage techniques and advanced manual therapy techniques for therapists, it is sure to be an awesome weekend! Learn more about NTMC and how you can become certified in 2018 here!

NOLE & Neuroprotective Caregiving

May 8th & 9th, 2017 | Billings, MT

We are excited to provide a customized program for St. Vincent Hospital where staff will be completing NOLE prior to attending a 6-Hour course (provided two days for maximum staff attendance) focusing on Neuroprotective Care with emphasis on positioning & handling.  Staff  have already completed positioning audits and developmental care surveys in preparation of the education and to better customize the education! We are SO excited!

National Association of Neonatal Therapist Conference

April 7th & 8th, 2017 | Phoenix, AZ

We loved our experience at the 7th Annual National Association of Neonatal Therapists conference in Phoenix, AZ this year. We received such amazing feedback from our presentation Reimagine Your Impact Through Advanced Clinical Reasoning and continue to hear how it has changed neonatal therapists caregiving practices! We also loved reconnecting with so many NTMC Professionals during our NTMC Wine Party. Click here to see pictures from our weekend!

NTMC & NOLE for Small Baby Team Training

November 18 & 19, 2016 | Rockford, IL

We were so blessed to provide NTMC exclusively for one hospital’s Small Baby Team!  This included 21nurses and 6 therapists (OT/PT/SLP) along with NOLE for their 14 Respiratory Therapists on their team.

“Excellent training experience: Presenters were so positive and it was evident that they have a contagious passion for giving the best care to our littlest humans.  I feel empowered to better care for my patients and their families.”  — Danielle Brinkmeier, RN