Neonatal Nursing Fellowship Class- Cardiac and Respiratory
This course will review respiratory and cardiac diseases seen in the NICU.
Neonatal respiratory and cardiac disease are seen with high frequency in the NICU and having knowledge of the pathophysiology related to these conditions is essential to providing nursing care in the NICU.
At the end of the course the learner will be able to :
- Identify the structural defects in congenital heart disease.
- Describe the cycle of PPHN and the action of nitric oxide on the pulmonary vasculature.
- Identify landmarks, tubes, lines, and radiographic findings on neonatal x-rays.
- Describe ventilation strategies utilized for the neonatal patient.
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 4 contact hours.
- 4.00 ANCCUPMC Provider Unit is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation