Introduction to Neonatal Care

This course is aimed at therapists and nurses starting out in the world of Neonatal Care, looking to seek opportunities in Neonatal Care or for more experienced staff looking for a refresher of basic principles. 

The course will cover the impact of prematurity and the pathologies associated with maturing body systems.  It will also cover preterm development and the impact on parents, along with the principles of family integrated care.  There will be an evidence based discussion regarding chest physiotherapy in relation to lung development and the medical vulnerability of the preterm infant in addition to a workshop where you will be able to practice the principles of positioning and hear information regarding the importance of the environment in relation to sensory development.  

This course will also provide an overview of various assessment tools which may be used in Neonatal care both on the NNU and in follow up but will not provide specific training in any of these assessments.