Neonatal Assessment to the 4th Power Home Course

Neonatal Assessment text 2017

Neonatal Assessment to the 4th Power, by Jane Carsrud

Price: $10

CE: 6 Contact Hours

Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number 13004 for 6 contact hours.

Course Description

Respiratory emergencies are among the most life-threatening and can develop quickly in the neonate.
Cardiovascular emergences cannot be predicted or anticipated.
Gastrointestinal emergencies are not always anticipated but must be dealt with quickly and effectively because they pose a serious threat to the well-being of the neonate.

Course Objectives

This course will discuss specific maternal risk that can cause particular neonatal effects. Successful neonatal transition requires a complex adaptation with

  • The respiratory; and pulmonary systems
  • The umbilical cord
  • The cardiovascular system
  • The renal system
  • The gastrointestinal system
  • The immune system
  • The hematopoietic system
  • The neurologic system
  • The hepatic system More perceptible learning is done with video presentation of
  • The Ballard Score for determination of gestational age and growth evaluation.
  • The respiratory assessment
  • The cardiovascular assessment
  • The neurological assessment
  • The gastrointestinal assessment
  • The genitourinary assessment
  • Emergency situations that are life-threatening is presented with videos of
  • Respiratory emergencies
  • Cardiovascular emergencies
  • Gastrointestinal emergencies Course Objectives: Upon completion of this course the learner will be able to
  • Perform a systematic neonatal physical assessment
  • Evaluate the developments status of the newborn
  • Gather vital pieces of data when abnormal findings are noted
  • Identify abnormal breath sound
  • Emergency situations that are life-threatening is presented with videos of

    • Respiratory emergencies
    • Cardiovascular emergencies
    • Gastrointestinal emergencies Course Objectives: Upon completion of this course the learner will be able to
    • Perform a systematic neonatal physical assessment
    • Evaluate the developments status of the newborn
    • Gather vital pieces of data when abnormal findings are noted
    • Identify abnormal breath sound
    • Identify abnormal heart sounds
    • Identify the neonatal reflexes
    • Inspect, palpate and auscultate bowel sounds
    • Inspect and palpate the genitourinary system
    • Inspect and palpate the musculoskeletal system
    • Inspect the skin rashes, color and integrity
    • Identify and state the interventions of a congenital diaphragmatichernia
    • Identify and state the interventions of persistent pulmonary hypertension
    • Identify and state the intervention of a pneumothorax
    • Identify and state the interventions of a cyanotic heart defect
    • Identify and state the interventions of a hypoplastic left heart defect
    • Identify and state the interventions of an open abdominal wall defect
    • Identify and state the interventions of a tracheoesophageal fistula
    • Identify and state the interventions of necrotizing entercolits It is imperative the nurse is able to perform a systematic assessment of a newborn and identify abnormal findings and respond effectively and quickly for the well-being of the newborn.
    Reference: Assessment and Care of the Newborn – Patti J. Thureen – Saunders

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