Audio, Tactile, Visual, Vestibular (ATVV) Intervention
Course: Learn the Audio, Tactile, Visual, Vestibular (ATVV) intervention to aid preemie feeding, reduce hospital stays, and help parents bond with baby.
Instructor: Rosemary White-Traut, PhD, RN, FAAN; member of the Pathways.org Medical Roundtable
Audience: Registered Nurses, Nurse Practitioners
What is ATVV intervention?
Audio, Tactile, Visual, Vestibular Audio, Tactile, Visual, Vestibular (ATVV) intervention is a simple, step-by-step technique that can foster dramatic results in the development and feeding of preemie and full-term infants. Through just 15 minutes of massage, rocking, and gentle talking, healthcare providers and parents can improve infant development. Learn the step-by-step components of ATVV intervention so you can immediately use these techniques in your clinical practice and begin teaching techniques to parents and caregivers. This simple intervention can hugely impact the lives of infants and their parents!
Where’s the research?
ATVV intervention is a specific protocol backed by more than 35 years of research by Rosemary White-Traut, PhD, RN, FAAN. Places like the National Institutes of Health (NIH) have granted millions of dollars in research funding over the years.
It’s credible. It’s effective. It can make a difference.
Benefits of ATVV Intervention Protocol:
- Improved infant feeding, development, and sensory awareness
- Increased infant weight gain
- Shorter hospital stays
- Better bonding between infant and parents
- Increased parental confidence
- Lower parental stress and anxiety
“I learned to listen to my child. Even though she couldn’t speak, I could read her body language and facial expressions.” –Parent who performed ATVV intervention with their child
- Understand previous research related to sensory development and neonatal intensive care unit conditions
- Identify the components of the Auditory, Tactile, Visual, and Vestibular Intervention
- Identify strategies for teaching parents how to implement developmental interventions using participatory guidance
- Describe the benefits of implementing ATVV protocol in NICU
You’ll learn the step-by-step components of ATVV intervention so you can immediately use these techniques in your clinical practice and begin teaching techniques to parents and caregivers.
This simple intervention can hugely impact the lives of infants and their parents!
Will I receive course credit?
Yes. RNs who register for this course will receive 1.5 contact hours if they do the following:
- Complete prework readings
- Attend at least 90 minutes of the 90-minute session
- Participate in 90% of discussion questions
- Take post-course assessment and receive a score of 75% or higher
- Complete pre- and post-course survey
Please note access to this course will expire 90 days after purchase.
The Shirley Ryan AbilityLab (OH-362- 9/01/2020) is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Ohio Nurses Association (OBN-001-91), an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. For more information please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
ATVV Webinar Additional Resources
Below you will find some additional resources to support your learning during the ATVV course.
- NICU Care
- ATVV Video Handout Training
- Full Length ATVV Video
- Behavioral Cues
- Decision Trees
- A Broadband Internet connection
- Web browser:
- Internet Explorer 8+
- Firefox 2+
- Safari on Mac 1.2+
- Google Chrome
- Apple devices using Safari
- Android devices using Chrome
While not a requirement the course is best viewed using a minimum screen resolution of 1024×768.