This course had been specifically created to meet the needs of nurses working in community hospitals who care for stable, but vulnerable, infants. These infants are generally experiencing non life-threatening problems, but are at risk for a variety of health challenges. The purpose of the course is to facilitate your learning about the common health challenges that infants being cared for in hospital can experience. To that end, the course will focus on the theory and clinical skills required to promote health and reduce morbidity for these infants. The complex pathophysiology underlying neonatal health challenges of preterm, late preterm and post term infants will be examined. In addition the role of the family and the impact that the environment plays in either limiting or contributing to infant vulnerability is also addressed.
As licensed health care practitioners, all learners will practice in accordance with professional standards of practice throughout the course. Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
Effective as of Fall 2019
NSNE 7110 is offered as a part of the following programs:
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