Lack of knowledge in stabilization activities that are critical for post- resusciatation and pre-transport care of sick infants. There is minimal neonatal education provided in nursing school curriculum, so the majority must be taught either on the job or in classes upon hire to a unit that cares for neonates. The required Neonatal resuscitation program (NRP) course ends once the patient is resuscitated, and does not provide information on how to continue stabilizing the neonate, which this course provides to the learner.
Following this 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 ways to support families in crisis situations.
MSN, RN, CCRN
MSN, RN, CCRN, CBC
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 6 contact hours.
Other health care professionals will receive a certificate of attendance confirming the number of contact hours commensurate with the extent of participation in this activity.
- 6.00 ANCCUPMC Provider Unit is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation