Dr. Al Lantzy, Chair, Department of Pediatrics, The Western Pennsylvania Hospital, Clinical Assistant Professor, Pediatrics, Temple University
Dr. Christine Roman, Educator in Vision and Infancy, The Western Pennsylvania Hospital
with Diane and Dave Anthony
In March 2017, New England professionals gathered for an unusual, and deeply personal, 2-day event with Drs. Al Lantzy and Christine Roman-Lantzy. Recorded for Perkins Professional Development, "The NICU Experience" follows the 2004 journey of the Anthony family in the Newborn Intensive Care Unit of The Western Pennsylvania Hospital.
By generously sharing their medical records, photographs, and daily diaries, the Anthony family gives participants insight into the precious first days of premature newborns and the additional consideration that twins bring.
This New England Based Training was focused on increasing the knowledge of educators and personnel working with infants and children born premature, and included discussion of issues related to ethics, roles and responsibilities, and family support needs.
- Review typical development of the human brain and the causes of prematurity
- Define what makes a pregnancy "high-risk"
- Describe the NICU experience and environment
- Describe Premature infant screening and assessment, including screening for Cortical Visual Impairment (CVI)
- Identify 10 problems of prematurity including sensory issues/CVI
- Explain the long-term developmental outcomes in children born prematurely
- Identify ethical issues related to the NICU babies
- Describe cutting edge interventions related to CVI
Filmed by Last Minute Productions, Needham, MA