Getting Beyond the NAS Diagnosis: Promoting Infant & Family Development is designed to change the care culture for NICUs, PICUs, or Mother/Baby units caring for infants with NAS/NOWS. The course is geared toward an Infant-Driven Caregiving model focusing on supporting infant development and family engagement. The education reviews Adverse Childhood Experience studies noting the long-term risks for infants and families exposed to drugs. Tools to assess infants with NAS/NOWS are reviewed, as well as the latest evidence-based treatment approaches to optimally support the infant and engage the family. Videos with hands-on demonstration of non-pharmacological interventions are provided along with case scenarios and specific interventions to maximize infant’s sleep, play, development, feeding, bathing and self-regulation, while simultaneously engaging the family.
Analyze 3 family integrated, neuropromotional activities appropriate for babies with NAS/NOWs.
Getting Beyond the NAS Diagnosis: Promoting Infant & Family Development
- Unit One: Putting Humanity Back in Healthcare
- Unit Two: Have the Courage: Use the Power You Possess
- Unit Three: Effects of Opioids: How We Got There
- Unit Four: Treatment Approaches: The Movement Away from Drugs
- Unit Five: The Human Connection: The Power of Touch
- Unit Six: Infant-Driven Care: Therapeutic Activities
- Unit Seven: Putting it into Practice: Non-Pharmacological Caregiving
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Getting Beyond the NAS Diagnosis: Promoting Infant & Family Development, Kara Ann Waitzman, OTR/L, CNT, NTMTC
This course will provide learners with updated knowledge of the opioid epidemic, NAS diagnosis, assessment tools, treatment approaches and how to adapt care to optimize infant development and family involvement. Specific infant-driven caregiving activities such as swaddled bathing, feeding, neonatal massage, skin-to-skin holding, positioning and handling and developmental play activities are just a few of the neuropromotional activities reviewed to promote self-regulation, sleep, feeding and infant-family attachment.
- 3 minutes| Unit One: Putting Humanity Back in Healthcare
- 20 minutes| Unit Two: Have the Courage: Use the Power You Possess
- 19 minutes| Unit Three: Effects of Opioids: How We Got There
- 13 minutes| Unit Four: Treatment Approaches: The Movement Away from Drugs
- 13 minutes| Unit Five: The Human Connection: The Power of Touch
- 26 minutes| Unit Six: Infant-Driven Care: Therapeutic Activities
- 32 minutes| Unit Seven: Putting it into Practice: Non-Pharmacological Caregiving
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KARA ANN WAITZMAN, OTR/L, CNT, NTMTC
Kara Ann has been a neonatal therapist for 36 years in a level III NICU and serves as the nursery’s developmental specialist. Kara Ann is president of Creative Therapy Consultants, Founder of the Neonatal Touch & Massage Certification (NTMC®) and Original Co-Founder of Infant-Driven Feeding® and original co-developer of the Infant-Driven Feeding Scales©. She is certified in NTMC, is Pediatric Neurodevelopmental Therapy (NDT) trained and reliable in NIDCAP. She has served on the Association of Women’s Health, Obstetrics, and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN) Continuum of Care Advisory Board and Power of Touch Committee, the National Association of Neonatal Therapists (NANT) Professional Collaborative, the Pampers Womb to World Advisory Board, and the March of Dimes Program Services Board. Kara Ann has been a nationally sought after speaker, educator, and consultant for almost three decades and has published articles on Neuroprotection, positioning and feeding, and has written a chapter on Neuromotor Development and Massage. She developed videos on Massage, Skin-to-Skin, and Swaddled Bathing. Kara Ann has received professional awards including the Ohio Occupational Therapy Pediatric Model Practice Award, the March of Dimes Healthcare Worker of the Year Award, the MVH Excellence in Service Award and the Inaugural Pioneer in Neonatal Therapy Award from the National Association of Neonatal Therapists.
Getting Beyond the NAS Diagnosis: Promoting Infant & Family Development is an Intermediate continuing education activity.
Course requirements for Getting Beyond the NAS Diagnosis: Promoting Infant & Family Development include completion within 3 months of registration, > 80% test score following each webinar and completion of course evaluation. No partial credit is available.
- This nursing continuing professional development activity was approved for 2.26 contact hours by the Ohio Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. (OBN-001-91) Activity Number 2022-0000000503.
- This activity has been approved by the Texas Board of Physical Therapy Examiners for 2.18 CCUs for PTs and PTAs
- Creative Therapy Consultants is an AOTA Approved Provider of professional development. PD activity approval ID# 04913. This distance learning independent training is offered at .2 CEUs, intermediate level, Occupational Therapy Service Delivery & Foundational Knowledge. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.
- This PD activity is approved for 2.0 contact hours (0.2 CEUs).
*Partial credit for course will not be given.
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