Neonatology and working with premature infants
Day 1 : Touch, respiratory system, neonatal jaundice,
Lecture: The role of touch in the neonatal unit. Principles of palpation in relation to preterm infants.
Practical: Calibrating our approach, our touch, centering, stillness
Exploring the possibilities of using limited contact points in palpation
Lecture: The respiratory system: the maturation of the lungs, intubation, curosurf, first breath in the infant, chronic lung disease and types of ventilatory support and their effects
Practical: How do we approach the respiratory system in the neonate?
Relevant neonatal anatomy of the ribcage and respiratory muscles and physiology
Fulcrum for the lungs and involuntary motion of the lungs, assessment of the degree of oxygenation of the lungs.
The first breath: different approaches.
Lecture: Neonatal jaundice
Practical: The liver turn adapted for neonates
Lecture: The nervous system in preterm infants – intraventricular haemorrhage, ventricular dilatation and asymmetry, cysts including choroid cysts, periventricular leukomalacia, neonatal encephalopathy, cooling in the neonatal setting.
Practical: Practical aspects of osteopathic developmental care in the neonatal unit and post-discharge
Treatment considerations of the CNS in neonates and in infancy
Lecture: The autonomic nervous system in early infancy – developmental aspects and how these influence osteopathic care
Practical: Assessment of the autonomic nervous system : contact points for diagnosis and treatment
Lecture: Principles of diagnosis and treatment of the preterm infant
Practical: A structured assessment routine. The sea around us.
Sensing with the Tide.