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
- 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.