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Indomethacin vs. Ibuprofen for Managing Patent Ductus Arteriosus in Preterm Infants - CE493
Indomethacin vs. Ibuprofen for Managing Patent Ductus Arteriosus in Preterm Infants

CE493 l 1.00 contact hrs
by Danielle Whytal, RN, MSN, NNP-BC and Ashley Darcy, RN, MSN, NNP-BC and Patricia H. White, RNC, MSN, CNE
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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

Accreditation Information
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.
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This course will be updated or discontinued on or before 10/10/2015

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