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ERIC Number: EJ1003661
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Feb
Pages: 36
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0194-2638
Physical Therapy Intervention in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
Byrne, Eilish; Garber, June
Physical & Occupational Therapy in Pediatrics, v33 n1 p75-110 Feb 2013
This article presents the elements of the Intervention section of the Infant Care Path for Physical Therapy in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). The types of physical therapy interventions presented in this path are evidence-based and the suggested timing of these interventions is primarily based on practice knowledge from expert therapists, with supporting evidence cited. Physical therapy intervention in the NICU is infant-driven and focuses on providing family-centered care. In this context, interventions to facilitate a calm behavioral state and motor organization in the infant, address positioning and handling of the infant, and provide movement therapy are presented. (Contains 12 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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