The goal of this program is to provide nurses and EMTs and paramedics with information about indomethacin (Indocin) and ibuprofen (Motrin, Advil) as options for treating symptomatic patent ductus arteriosus in preterm infants. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to:
- Discuss the pathophysiology and symptomatology of PDA in the preterm infant
- Describe the risks and benefits of pharmacologic treatment options for preterm infants with symptomatic PDA
- Explain clinician interventions for infants undergoing treatment for symptomatic PDA
This course is intended for an interprofessional audience, including nurses and EMTs/paramedics.
Nurses: Take this version of the course to ensure you receive appropriate credit.
For the version accredited or approved for another profession, go to your specific profession at www.continuingeducation.com
. If you have a CE Direct login ID and password (generally provided by your employer), please log in as you normally would at lms.nurse.com
and search for this topic title.