At the end of Recertification II the Learner will be able to:
- Identify two reasons why change in NICU culture requires more than a new policy.
- Restate five of the seven Neuroprotective Core Measures for Family Centered Development Care.
- List three environment of care practices supported in the literature that maximize the neurodevelopmental outcomes of premature infants.
- Recognize two modifications that can be made for swaddled bathing based on patients’ post menstrual age and/or medical status.
- Webinar 1: The Foundation of Neurodevelopmental Care, Kara Ann Waitzman, OTR/L, CNT, NTMTC
- Webinar 2: NICU Culture: Why Change is So Difficult, Kara Ann Waitzman, OTR/L, CNT, NTMTC
- Webinar 3: How to Implement a Performance Improvement Project, Tracy Morrison, BSN
- Webinar 4: Clinical Application of Change Management, Kara Ann Waitzman, OTR/L, CNT, NTMTC
- Webinar 5: Environment of Care Literature Review, Shannon Usher, MSOT, OTR/L, CNT, NTMTC
- Webinar 6: Infant-Parent Relationship Literature Review, Shannon Usher, MSOT, OTR/L, CNT, NTMTC
- An updated Reference List with the most relevant research on neuroprotective, family-centered, developmental care
- Tools to guide quality improvement projects, including Staff Surveys, AIM statements, Audit Tools, Sample Policy and Parent Survey
The Foundation of Neurodevelopmental Care
Review recent literature related to the neuroscience of the preterm infant and its relationship to neuroprotective care. Topics include brain structure and function, impact of stress, pain, and neurodevelopment outcomes.|27 minutes
The NICU Culture: Why Change is so Difficult
Examines the culture of the NICU with historical values, beliefs, attitudes, and behaviors of staff that resist change. Steps for positive change in culture will be outlined.|11 minutes
How to Implement a Performance Improvement Project in your NICU
Provides a detailed review of the Model for Improvement established by the Institute of Healthcare. Change Management strategies and resources including the ADKAR Model are presented along with detailed steps for implementing improvement in the NICU.|43 minutes
Implementing Neuroprotective & Family Centered Core Measures
Reviews the 7 Core Measures of Neuroprotective Family Centered Care and provides ready to use Positioning Audit Tools, Bathing Audit Tools, Parent Surveys, Staff Competency Checklist, AIM statements and more to use in implementing a Performance Improvement Project in your NICU.|83 minutes
Environment of Care Literature Review
Reviews recent literature and provides clinical application regarding massage, neonatal therapy, non-pharmacological strategies, oral feeding, parent education, positioning & handling, skin-to-skin, sound exposure, staff education, and swaddled bathing.|77 minutes
Infant-Parent Relationship Literature Review
Reviews recent literature and provides clinical application regarding parental presence in the NICU, parental experiences, supporting parents, involving families, as well as parent and NICU staff education.|41 minutes
View a video vignette and use an Audit Tool to identify Infant Responses to caregiving.|1 minute
In a one-page narrative describe how you are going to use the literature, performance improvement, and tools provided to implement change in the NICU. Share your AIM statement and performance improvement plan.
KARA ANN WAITZMAN, OTR/L, CNT, NTMTC
Kara Ann has been a neonatal therapist for over 30 years. She is president of Creative Therapy Consultants, Founder of the (NTMC), and Co-Founder of Infant-Driven Feeding®. She holds several certifications including NTMTC, NDT, NIDCAP, and CNT. 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 2015 Inagural Pioneer in Neonatal Therapy Award from the National Association of Neonatal Therapists.
SHANNON USHER, MSOT, OTR/L, CNT, NTMTC
Shannon graduated with honors from Washington University School of Medicine, earning her Master of Science in Occupational Therapy. Shannon is a certified Neonatal Therapist and has been practicing in the NICU since beginning her professional career and currently works in a large Level III NICU in Colorado Springs, Colorado. She also practices in the Infant Developmental Assessment Clinic with Children’s Hospital Colorado. Shannon has presented nationally on numerous topics related to neuroprotective caregiving in the NICU. She is a Clinical Consultant and CE Administrator with Creative Therapy Consultants. Shannon has completed developmental follow-up assessments for a National Institute of Health research study, served on the March of Dimes Program Services Board and volunteered with Junior League of Colorado Springs.
TRACY MORRISON, BSN, RNC
Tracy has been a neonatal nurse for over 30 years. She helped design and continues to head the ECMO team including training of new team members. She has been involved in Vermont Oxford Network for the past several years and is responsible for the quality improvement team at the hospital she serves.
Access NTMC Recertification II Speakers’ Disclosures Here
Who can complete NTMC Recertification II?
- All NTMC professionals who completed NTMC Recertification I are eligible to complete NTMC Recertification II.
- If you completed NTMC Recertification I in the Spring/Fall you will complete the Recertification II process in Spring/Fall two years later.
What is the process for NTMC Recertification?
You will receive information about NTMC Rectification II by February or August of your certification year.
- Register Here.
- Complete the NTMC Recertification Form.
- Complete the On-Line Training after you receive your unique login and password to access the Training Portal.
- View all of the On-Line webinars, complete the brief test after each webinar (tests scores must be >80%).
- View a video vignette and take the short test.
- Submit a one page narrative answering the exemplar presented.
- Complete the On-Line Evaluation and then receive your Certificates!
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Education Level & Professional Credentials
This is an advanced continuing education activity. Those NTMC Professionals who choose to complete NTMC Recertification II will maintain their professional credentials of Neonatal Touch & Massage Nurse Certified (NTMNC) or Neonatal Touch & Massage Therapist Certified (NTMTC) for an additional 2 years.
Fees for NTMC Recertification II:
The fee for Nurses and Therapists is $100. Click here to register.
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Access Creative Therapy Consultants’ Cancellation Policy Here
- This nursing continuing professional development activity was approved for 5.8 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 2020-0000000329.
- Physical Therapists:
- This activity has been approved by The Texas Board of Physical Therapy Examiners, approval #71376TX for 5 CCUs for PTs and PTAs.
- Occupational Therapists:
- Creative Therapy Consultants is an Approved Provider of Continuing Education through the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) with provider # 10629. This activity has been reviewed and approved for 5.0 Contact Hours/0.5 CEUs for occupational therapists.
- The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA or indicate AOTA approval of a certification or other professional recognition.
- OT Classification Codes: Occupational Therapy Process & Professional Issues
*Partial credit for course will not be given.