RMUoHP Continuing Education Programs
Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions offers specialized continuing education courses throughout the year. For general information, contact us at [email protected].
July 11-13, 2019
NICU Science & Practice: 2019 Update
Neonatal Examination, Intervention, Feeding, and Transition to Home
This course is designed for an interdisciplinary audience interested in either preparing for neonatal practice or acquiring a neonatal science and practice update. The scope of the course includes fetal development, common neonatal medical condition and equipment updates, neonatal examination processes, neonatal therapy intervention procedures, feeding overview for medically compromised infants, and transition to home interventions. Participants will be able to:
- Identify fetal development stages and apply concepts to caregiving for preterm infants in the NICU.
- Explain selected neonatal medical conditions and common equipment used in neonatal units.
- Analyze oral-motor and feeding challenges and interventions for medically fragile infants.
- Describe neonatal therapy frameworks, examinations, interventions.
- Address issues, priorities, and interventions for transition of neonates to home and community environments.
Nurses & Nurse Practitioners
Certificates of training, including contact hours, are presented to all attendees. 28 Total Hours CEUs were approved by the Utah Physical Therapy Association.
July 14-15, 2019
Infant Motor Profile
Instructors: Minja Hadders-Algra, MD, PhD
This course this course provides introduction and training in a new observational instrument developed in the Netherlands to evaluate motor abilities and movement variability, symmetry, and fluency for infants 3-to-18 months of age. Participants will be able to:
- Expand observation skills to assess gross and fine motor development in infants at 3-to-18 months of age.
- Integrate the observation of spontaneous motor behavior into current assessment skills and develop reliability in distinguishing variability, symmetry, fluency, and adaptability in infant movement skills.
- Improve ability to identify infants with movement dysfunction by observing spontaneous motor behavior in supine, prone, sitting, standing, walking, and reaching/grasping.
Nurses & Nurse Practitioners
Certificates of training, including contact hours, are presented to all attendees. 14.7 Total Hours CEUs were approved by the Utah Physical Therapy Association.
This continuing education program is designed to meet the scholarly and clinical needs of the intermediate electroneuromyographer. The program is open to chiropractors, nurses, occupational therapists, physical therapists, physicians, and physician assistants who have either completed RMUoHP’s basic electroneuromyography training program or another supervised training program in electroneuromyography. All attendees must carry professional liability coverage and have a minimum of 100 hours of experience in electroneuromyography (20 hours may be observation).
The program format consists of three days on site at our Provo, Utah campus. Class runs from 8a.m. to 5:30p.m. daily. Instructors include Richard P. Nielsen, PT, DHSc, ECS; Alain Claudel, PT, DPT, ECS; and Kevan L. Whipple, PT, DPT, MBA, ECS, OCS. All instructors are board certified by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties as Electrophysiologic Clinical Specialists.
This program offers study at the beginning levels of electrophysiologic testing and knowledge of neurophysiology, pathology and pathophysiology. The program is designed to meet the scholarly and clinical needs of the beginning and intermediate electroneuromyographer.
The Annual Electroneuromyographic Symposium is designed specifically for healthcare providers that specialize in electroneuromyography. The purpose of the symposium is to provide electroneuromyographers with a forum to (1) explore new research findings, (2) discuss case presentations, (3) revise current ENMG testing protocols, (4) design and revise current social media and marketing initiatives, and (5) analyze state and federal government regulations that impact ENMG practice. All instructors have been encouraged to utilize best evidence in their presentations.
On Friday and Saturday, April 12 and 13, invited speakers (researchers and clinicians) are given a forum to present original research, topic reviews, and case reports. Each presenter is given approximately 35 minutes for the presentation, followed by 5 to 10 minutes for questions and answers. Either the full article or abstract is published in The Proceedings.
Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions offers an Electrophysiologic Clinical Specialization Examination Preparation Course for those preparing to take the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialization examination. Instructors for the course include Mark Brooks, PT, DSc, ECS; Richard McKibben, PT, DSc, ECS; and William Eisner, PT, MPT, ECS. The format of the course is conducted through case review and student problem solving with emphasis on pathology and electrophysiologic testing. The small class size enables each student to obtain answers to all questions. In addition to the case reviews, there are special sections on biostatistics and research design and somatosensory-evoked potential testing, as well as a multiple-choice examination with review questions and discussion on how to answer multiple-choice questions.
Refund Policy if a Student Cancels
1. Cancellation 30 or more days prior to the start date the tuition minus a $50 administration fee will be refunded to the student.
2. Cancellation 29 to 7 days prior to the start date the tuition minus a $100 administration fee will be refunded to the student.
3. Cancellation 6 to 2 days prior to the start date the tuition minus a $150 administration fee will be refunded to the student.
4. Cancellation either the day prior to the start date or any day of the course the tuition minus a $200 administration fee will be refunded to the student.