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

Course Publication Date: March 21, 2020

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

Author:Anita Rothera-Delaney RN, BS
Course No:ACA121019
Contact Hours:1.00
Delivery Method:Online Self Study
Category:Medical & Surgical Issues
Pediatric Medicine
Community & Home Health
Peri-Natal Medicine
Learning Objectives
  • Describe what congenital anomalies are.

  • State the difference between malformation and deformation.

  • List four causes of deformations.

  • List four causes of malformations.

  • Describe birth defects that can be diagnosed before birth.

  • Discuss the incidence of various types of defects.

  • Discuss how prenatal diagnosis might be possible.

  • Name the three major categories of birth defects.

  • Discuss the best known congenital infection that can cause birth 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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