Neonatology

Identifying Infants at High-risk for Cerebral Palsy: Implementation of a Care Pathway

Saturday, November 10
2:15 PM - 3:45 PM
Location: Ballroom H/I - Convention Center

Cincinnati Children's Level IV Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) provides care for premature and critically ill infants who require complex care. This care continues to evolve post-discharge through the multi-disciplinary NICU Follow-Up Clinic. In both the NICU and NICU Follow-Up Clinic, physical and occupational therapists utilize the GMA to identify the infants who are at high-risk for CP. A care pathway was developed in conjunction with the Neonatology Department to identify the infants who would benefit from having the GMA be performed while admitted in the NICU. An additional discharge planning bundle ensures that the infant is scheduled in NICU Follow-Up Clinic at the most valid and reliable time point, when fidgety movements can be observed. These pathways are utilized to ensure that multiple GMA's are performed in order to map the infant's trajectory of general movements. Other supportive tests and measures are utilized as appropriate. Identification of the infant at high-risk for CP allows for the infant to be enrolled in early skilled therapeutic intervention, which the literature supports.


 

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Gretchen Mueller, PT, DPT

Physical Therapist II
Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center

Gretchen Mueller received her Master in Physical Therapy from Ohio State University in 2005, followed by her Doctor of Physical Therapy from Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions in 2011. She has served on the CCHMC OTPT High Risk Infant Clinical Specialty Committee since 2009. Gretchen has presented multiple educational sessions on the high risk infant locally. She is also certified in vestibular rehabilitation, completing the APTA’s Vestibular Rehabilitation competency course in 2011, and the advanced competency course in 2014. Gretchen has provided multiple learning opportunities through professional lectures whose audiences have included PT’s, OT’s, physicians, audiologists, and athletic trainers.

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