SLPs in the NICU: Supporting Infants and Their Families
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typically unplanned journey through the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU)
provides infants and their families with an early experience with interprofessional
practice. This session reviews common reasons for an infant’s admission into
the NICU, describes the interprofessional team caring for these infants, and
discusses the role of SLPs as communication and feeding specialists in the
NICU. The speaker examines neonatal abstinence syndrome, its cause, and the
latest treatment strategies and outcomes. Finally, the speaker touches on the
importance of support and post-discharge care for these patients.
is a recorded session from the 2021 online conference “Maximizing Outcomes for
Medically Complex Patients of All Ages.”
You will be able
one strategy an SLP can use to support families with an infant in the NICU
two ways the interprofessional team supports an infant diagnosed with neonatal
online access to all the course content, including the full video, handouts,
and references so you can access it from anywhere!
about what you learned and report on the Completion Form how you will use your