Preterm Infants: Transition to Home and Follow-up focuses on discharge management, transition to home and postdischarge issues for preterm infants and their families. The module emphasizes incorporating family-centered care principles into nursing practice to enhance parental confidence and competence. The module focuses on preterm infants, including infants discharged on medications, infants requiring short-term technological support (such as cardiorespiratory monitors and oxygen) and late preterm infants. Many late preterm infants are not admitted to the newborn intensive care unit (NICU) but are cared for in mother-baby units or low-risk nurseries. Nurses can use this module to learn and expand discharge planning skills.
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.