Discussing Congenital Anomalies
The goal of this course is to help nurses learn about the risks of congenital anomalies, the various types of anomalies, and how prenatal diagnosis is done.

Course Publication Date: March 13, 2018

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Author:Anita Rothera-Delaney RN, BS
Course No:CA030718
Contact Hours:1.00
Delivery Method:Online Self Study
Category:Community & Home Health
Medical & Surgical Issues
Pediatric Medicine
Peri-Natal Medicine

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Learning Objectives
  • State the difference between malformation and deformation.
  • List four causes of deformations.
  • List four causes of malformations.
  • Describe what congenital anomalies are.
  • Discuss how prenatal diagnosis might be possible.
  • Describe birth defects that can be diagnosed before birth.
  • Name the three major categories of birth defects.
  • Discuss the best known congenital infection that can cause birth defects.
  • Discuss the incidence of various types of defects.
  • Identify the risks of genetic abnormalities.
  • Describe a number of things a woman can do to reduce her risk of having a baby with a birth defect.


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