Orientation or post- orientation class for nurses new to the NICU area and any healthcare professional who provides care to newborns. This course will review stabilization activities that are critical for post- resuscitation and pre-transport care of sick infants.
Following the course, the learner will be able to:
State risk factors and treatment of neonatal hypoglycemia
Describe the consequences of neonatal hypothermia and state nursing interventions to prevent heat loss
Discuss indications for therapeutic hypothermia.
Discuss the presentation of respiratory distress in the newborn period.
State the correct interpretation of given blood gases .
Describe the three major causes of shock in infants.
Discuss maternal and neonatal risk factors for infection.
State the correct interpretation of a given CBC result
Describe nursing interventions to support families through the birth of a sick infant.
- 7.00 ANCCUPMC Provider Unit is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation