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Compares the normal fetal pulmonary and cardiac circulation, the four significant events occurring during the transition from intrauterine to extrauterine life and the pathophysiology of this condition. Clinical picture, diagnosis, prevention, treatment and management strategies are discussed in detail.
AARC Approval #145521000
- Describe normal fetal pulmonary and cardiac circulation.
- Explain the normal transition from intrauterine to extrauterine life and the four significant events that should take place during this transition.
- Describe the pathophysiology of persistent pulmonary hypertension of the newborn and the three forms.
- Name at least five prenatal risk factors and three possible causes of persistent pulmonary hypertension.
- Site eight clinical conditions frequently associated with persistent pulmonary hypertension.
- Describe the clinical presentation of the infant with persistent pulmonary hypertension.
- Describe the positive findings in the tests used to diagnose persistent pulmonary hypertension.
- List the three differential diagnoses with the identical clinical picture of the infant with persistent pulmonary hypertension.
- Describe the two tests that will lead to a definitive diagnosis of persistent pulmonary hypertension.
- Explain the two most important factors in the prevention of persistent pulmonary hypertension.
- Describe the therapeutic goals, conservative treatment strategies, and aggressive treatment strategies in the treatment of persistent pulmonary hypertension.
- Use the information gained in the lesson to complete a clinical scenario.
- 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.