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1

wich NICU level provides complex medical interventions, advanced diagnostic testing, surgery, and respiratory support

Level III Nursery

2

wich NICU level provides extracorporeal membrane oxygenation therapy (ECMO)
 

3

wich NICU level provides warming in an isolette, phototherapy, circumcision. 

Level I Nursery
 

4

What does a PT do in the NICU?

  • Assesses functional and structural integrity of body parts and systems
  • Promotes postural and motor activities
  • Promotes appropriate interaction between the infant and the environment 
  • Promotes interaction with family, NICU staff, and consultants 

5

Age of viability is

23-24 weeks 

(1/2 normal gestation) 

6

low birth weight = 

1501-2500 g

7

 SGA=

infants that weigh below the 10th percentile of published norms.
​Can be term and pre-term

8

Child state regulation:

1. Deep sleep or quiet sleep

2. Light sleep or active sleep

3. Drowsy or semi-dozing

4. Alert or quiet alert (PT treatment)

5. Active or Active awake

6. Crying
 

9

Positioning in pre-term infants

  • Prone: promotes shoulder retraction
  • Side-lying: decreases stress, midline orientation of trunk and extremities, less work of breathing (diaphragm in gravity min)
  • Supine:  max observation, but challenging for the infant.

10

 it is suggested that PT assistants and student PT’s should not handle infants in the NICU
 

true