Ann S. Hyde, Barbara W. Jonkey; Developing Competency in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit: A Hospital Training Program. Am J Occup Ther 1994;48(6):539-545. doi: 10.5014/ajot.48.6.539.
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There are few specialized programs available to train occupational therapists and physical therapists to treat competently in a neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), yet hospitals are trying to fill such positions and the need for advanced training is essential. A hospital-based program that provides clinical NICU training to therapists from other hospitals is presented. The program is short-term and highly individualized and emphasizes learning pertinent medical information, nonintrusive evaluation skills, and therapeutic intervention with advanced clinical judgment.
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