Infant Massages for Healthcare Professionals

The Infant Massages For Healthcare Professionals training program is designed to provide nurses and other Pediatric Unit staff members with the skills required to provide mindful, caring touch and basic massage to infants in the Pediatric and Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.  Using demonstrations, experiential exercises, lectures and group sharing, participants learn a mindful compassionate and therapeutic approach to caring touch in working with these fragile newborns.

Training Benefits

Upon completion of this training program, you will receive a certificate of completion from The Heart Touch Project and are eligible for four continuing education hours from the California Board of Registered Nursing.

Training Course Content
  • Mindful Approach to Working with Medically Complex Infants

  • Infant Massage Protocol

  • Massage Techniques Adapted for NICU Infants

  • Communication Skills

 

Training Requirements

In order to take this program you will need to provide current employment as a medical caregiver in a hospital’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.

 

Training Schedule

The Infant Massages For Healthcare Professionals training programs are scheduled and held within each individual hospital location and is tailored to the organization’s individual needs.  To schedule this training program, please contact our Children's Program Coordinator, Hannah Hall (310-391-2558 or Hannah@hearttouch.org ) or complete training request form .

 

Training Cost

The Infant Massages For Healthcare Professionals training program is customized for each hospital/provider site so fees will vary according to participant size and the distance facilitators must travel.