Assessment of the Newborn: The First 10 Minutes
OVERVIEW:

This program begins with a discussion of primary roles of the placenta and umbilical cord during pregnancy. It goes on to describe the role of surfactant in the lungs and presents the current understanding of factors which foster the newborns first breath. Other topics addressed include: steps to be taken if there is meconium in the amniotic fluid, the four routes of heat loss and the seven factors which increase a newborn's susceptibility to cold stress. The presentation ends with an overview of the APGAR score and its role in newborn assessment.

OBJECTIVES:

After completing this course, the learner should be able to:

1. List the three primary roles of the placenta and umbilical cord during pregnancy.
2. Describe the role of surfactant in the lungs.
3. Discuss current understanding of the factors which foster the newborns first breath.
4. Delineate steps to be taken if there is meconium in the amniotic fluid.
5. Discuss the four routes of heat loss and the role of brown fat.
6. List seven factors which increase a newborns susceptibility to cold stress.
7. Explain the parameters of the APGAR score.

This program also includes workbooks that can be ordered separately.
Price: $299.00 USD

Product ID: CLP811
Media: DVD
Year: 2016
Duration: 16:00 minutes
Language: English
Tags: Obstetrical Nursing, Pediatric Care
 
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