Shaker Webinar on Passy-Muir Valve in the NICU to Optimize Swallowing and Feeding

Shaker Webinar on Passy-Muir Valve in the NICU to Optimize Swallowing and Feeding  on Thursday, May 24th, 3:00-4:00 pm ESTJ

This webinar will highlight the key components of Passy-Muir Valve use in the Neonatal Intensive Unit (NICU) for swallowing and feeding. Limited information is available in the literature about application of the valve in this setting. The presenters will describe their journey, share their key clinical leanings and the positive response in their NICU. The fragile nature of these patients, combined with limited knowledge on the part of medical/nursing staff regarding the benefits of the Passy-Muir Valve, require a thoughtful and team-oriented approach. The clinical benefits for using the valve for swallowing and feeding will be reviewed. Functional changes during instrumental assessments with the valve will be highlighted.

Go to www.passy-muir.com for all the details and to sign up

NANT Conference in Dallas

NANT Conference in Dallas

Just returned from the National Association of Neonatal Therapists Conference in Dallas. My presentation “Where’s Your Magic Wand When You Need It? Problem-Solving Your Difficult Feeders in the NICU”   was well-received. J The conference was wonderful and packed full of information about our NICU babies and the work we do as NICU therapists.  I had the opportunity to share my passion with Lynn Wolf, Robin Glass and Rosemary Bigsby over good food, which was a highlight of the weekend. To find out more about this wonderful group, go to http://neonataltherapists.com