Newborns in NICU
The goal of this course is to help nurses learn about the different levels of care in neonatal intensive care units – plus, physical adjustments babies need to make outside the mother’s body, the assessment of the newborn, maternal high risk factors, delivery factors, baby factors, the Apgar Score, evaluations of the baby’s neuromuscular system, factors linked to prematurity, and much more.

Course Publication Date: April 19, 2018

This course is available with NO ADDITIONAL FEE if you have an active one year unlimited membership!

Author:Anita Rothera RN, BS
Course No:NICU041218
Contact Hours:2.00
Delivery Method:Online Self Study
Category:Critical Care Medicine
Medical & Surgical Issues
Pediatric Medicine
Peri-Natal Medicine
  

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Learning Objectives
  • Describe different levels of care in neonatal intensive care units.
  • Discuss the physical adjustments babies need to make outside the mother’s body.
  • Describe the assessment of the newborn.
  • Name three maternal high risk factors for having a newborn with problems.
  • Discuss some delivery factors that might be involved.
  • Name three baby high risk factors for having a newborn with problems.
  • Discuss the Apgar score measurement.
  • State the average weight for term and/or premature babies.
  • Discuss factors linked to premature births.
  • Discuss the importance of keeping newborns warm.
  • Describe two options for newborns to receive nutrition in the NICU.
  • Name four possible problems that NICU babies might experience.


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