Provides perinatal and neonatal healthcare providers with essential, evidence-based information to assess a newborn's physiologic adaptation to extrauterinie life and to assess for infectious or metabolic disorders and positively support development. Gestational age assessment, physical assessment and newborn behavior patterns are discussed. The module outlines nursing management during the early newborn period, including identification of risk factors, and assessment, monitoring and intervention during hospitalization and postdischarge folllow-up.
This course was developed by the March of Dimes, which will provide the contact hours and process the continuing education tests. The March of Dimes is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the New York State Nurses Association, an accredited approver of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. It has been assigned code 6R2GNS-PRV-06.
They offer courses on a broad range of topics designed to help perinatal nurses integrate scientific and clinical advances into the care of mothers and babies. Nursing modules are written for nurses, by nurses, and are a cost-effective way for nurses and certified nurse-midwives (CNMs) to earn continuing education credit.