Pre-CORK Course

Beyond Boundaries: Osteopathic Medicine for preterm infants

June 19-21, 2024

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Course Description

Welcome to our immersive course, "Beyond Boundaries: Osteopathic Medicine for preterm infants" designed for osteopathic practitioners seeking advanced insights into providing care for preterm infants both in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) and outside the hospital. This initial course will delve into key topics such as the NAME index, specific challenges in the NICU, diverse conditions treated with Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment (OMT), and considerations for varying gestational ages. This hands-on course aims to empower participants with practical skills and theoretical knowledge to enhance the care provided to infants in the NICU and outside the hospital in a transformative, clinical-, research- based learning experience at the intersection of osteopathic medicine and neonatal care.

Educational Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, learners will be able to:

1. Describe the neonatal assessment manual scorE (NAME) for improving the clinical management of infants and how to apply it in clinical practice, with special attention to osteopathic care. 

2. Recognize challenges and barriers to providing osteopathic care/OMT in the neonatal intensive care unit. 

3. Summarize the literature that supports the use of utilizing osteopathic medicine on preterm infants including specific indications as well as larger societal implications (e.g. reduced LOS in NICU).

4. Demonstrate specific osteopathic techniques that are beneficial in the preterm population including modifications and unique considerations for their developing anatomy.  

Brochure with Agenda

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