Neonatal Nursing Fellowship Class- Cardiac and Respiratory
Cardiac and respiratory disease are common in the NICU population and the bedside nurse needs to have knowledge of the pathophysiology and management of these neonatal disease processes. This course will review these processes
Upon completion of this course, the learner will be able to:
Describe the anatomy of congenital heart defects in the newborn
2. Describe the cycle of PPHN and the action of nitric oxide on the pulmonary vasculature.
3. Identify landmarks, tubes, lines and radiographic findings on neonatal x-rays.
4. Describe appropriate ventilation strategies utilized for the neonatal patient.
5. State the treatment for common neonatal arrhythmias.
In support of improving patient care, the University of Pittsburgh is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
The maximum number of hours awarded for this Continuing Nursing Education activity is 5 contact hours.
- 5.00 ANCCUPMC Provider Unit is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation