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Key topics covered in this course are: indications, complications, devices/modes, initiation, management and weaning of 02 therapy, aerosol therapy, CPAP, and mechanical ventilation regarding neonatal care, as well as airway care, bronchial hygiene, assessment, and monitoring.
- Describe the complications of and indications for:
- Oxygen therapy.
- Continuous distending pressure.
- Mechanical ventilation.
- Recommend modification with the use of Continuous Distending Pressure.
- Describe the proper procedure to wean a neonate from oxygen therapy.
- Describe the relationship between inspiratory time, expiratory time, frequency, and I:E ratio the effects of airway obstruction on I:E ratio and the effects associated with increased peak inspiratory pressures on tidal volume.
- Identify acceptable blood gas values ranges for the neonate and the proper resuscitation bag for the
- transport of a neonate.
- Compare and contrast acceptable PaCO2 and pH values.
- List the factors affecting transcutaneous measurements.
- Describe the complications associated with suctioning.
- Explain the importance of proper neck position of the neonate during CPR.
- Determine initial settings for mechanical ventilation and factors affecting and ways to improve oxygenation in the mechanically ventilated neonate.
- Identify situations when it is acceptable to promote the use of IMV and the common clinical symptoms of hypoxemia.
- Identify endotracheal tube size based upon infant weight and the narrowest point in the upper airway of a neonate.
- 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.