Our feeding specialists in the Intensive Care Nursery (ICN), Miriam Crennan, MS, OTR, and Lindsey Ethridge, MS, OTR, recently presented a course to the nurses in the ICN on infant feeding and dysphagia. Miriam and Lindsey have specialized training and expertise in feeding and dysphagia with the neonate/infant population, and their presentation supported nursing in their efforts to assess and feed our fragile neonate population and to support therapy recommendations.
Rehab staff have a critical role in the ICN in the developmental components of care, and we are fortunate to be able to work with the medical team in the ICN to optimize developmental and functional outcomes for neonates and their families. The rehab team recently participated in a Quality Assurance measurement that demonstrated shorter length of stay for neonates who the rehab team worked with on feeding and developmental care.
-- Nora Chun-Uba