Newborns in the NICU - Major Medical Problems
The goal of this course is to help nurses learn about several major medical problems faced by newborns in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) – including babies having mothers with diabetes, intraventricular hemorrhage, cerebral palsy, asphyxia, hydrocephalus, digestive disorders and much more.

Course Publication Date: April 28, 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:NICU042320
Contact Hours:3.00
Delivery Method:Online Self Study
Category:Pediatric Medicine
Medical & Surgical Issues
Peri-Natal Medicine
Learning Objectives
  • Describe two possible digestive disorders of high-risk newborns.

  • State three types of congenital heart defects.

  • Discuss the condition of congestive heart failure.

  • Name two respiratory disorders common to babies in NICU.

  • Name two blood disorders common to babies in NICU.

  • Name three different causes of birth defects in newborns.

  • Discuss substance exposure for newborns.

  • Discuss sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS).

  • Discuss periventricular leukomalacia.

  • Define cerebral palsy and state the incidence of occurrence.

  • Discuss disorders that could happen to a newborn infant of a diabetic mother.

  • Identify symptoms of intraventricular hemorrhage (IVH).

  • Discuss the grades of IVH.

  • List four complications of asphyxia that could occur.

  • Discuss how hydrocephalus occurs and five symptoms that may result.

  • Describe how/why seizures occur.


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