Disciplines: Respiratory Therapy

6 Contact Hours

Author(s): Kevin T. Martin, BVE, RRT, RCP
Item#: V7166
Contents: 1 Course Book (52 pages)

Neonatal Respiratory Care – Part I: Essential Care

Price $54.95
Item # V7166
When available, the Online Course format is included with the hard copy, eBook, or audio book formats!

Key topics covered in this course are: fetal lung development, circulation, hemoglobin, lung fluid, risk factors, assessment, surfactant, labor, delivery,and  equipment preparation for high-risk infants, as well as heat loss, NTE, assessment, neural control, and work of breathing.

AARC Approval #145515000

Course Objectives
  • Describe the fetal circulatory pathway and the basic anatomical differences between the adult and the neonate pulmonary and circulatory systems.
  • Explain the functions of the foramen ovale and the placenta.
  • Describe mechanisms of heat loss in the neonate.
  • Discuss the indication for the lung profile test.
  • Describe the importance of fetal cord blood gases and the differences between fetal and adult hemoglobin.
  • Describe the location of the ductus arteriosus.
  • Describe basic equipment needs and preparation for delivery of the high risk infant.
  • Discuss factors affecting work of breathing and the scoring system used to assess respiratory distress in the neonate.
  • List normal blood gas values of the umbilical vein in the neonate.
  • Discuss events that occur during REM sleep in the neonate.
  • Identify normal shunt values in the neonate.
  • Describe disorders that are associated with variable decelerations in heart rate.
  • Contact hours will be awarded for up to one (1) year from the date the course is ordered, unless otherwise indicated with an expiration date.
  • You must score 75% or higher on the final exam and complete the course evaluation to pass this course and receive a certificate of completion.
  • Through our review processes, Western Schools ensures that this course content is presented in a balanced, unbiased manner and is free from commercial influence. It is Western Schools’ policy not to accept commercial support.
  • All persons involved in the planning and development of this course have disclosed no relevant financial relationships or other conflicts of interest related to the course content.