Joint Labor Management: NICU Certification Review Course

On August 29, 2017 - August 31, 2017

From 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

Description: This is a fast paced, comprehensive and intense review of physiology, pathophysiology, signs/symptoms, diagnosis, treatment and prognosis of the high-risk neonate. This course is intended to enhance your knowledge base, improve your assessment skills for clinical practice and prepare you for the RNC and CCRN exams.

This course is geared toward nurses interested in taking the RNC or CCRN examination, but is good for new nurses looking for a complete overview, seasoned nurses in need of a refresher, or to give you the boost of confidence needed to pass the RNC/CCRN exam.

Objective: Through lecture and discussion this course will:
• Review high-risk antepartum/ intrapartum maternal factors that indicate potential neonatal risk.
• Identify physiologic changes and common problems that occur with transition to extrauterine life.
• Define, differentiate and formulate plans of care for major neonatal disorders such as PPHN, RDS, PDA, hypo/hyperglycemia; congenital heart disease; acute renal failure, NEC, TEF.
• Discuss hematologic problems, lab values and management of DIC, anemia and thrombocytopenia.
• Review key immunologic concepts including inflammatory response, immunity, differentials, and sepsis.
• Identify etiologies, signs/symptoms and plan of restoration of fluid and electrolyte disturbances.
• Describe the pathophysiology, clinical presentation, assessment and management of neurologic disorders including, IVH/PVH, seizures, HIE and hydrocephalus.
• Understand the pathophysiology underlying GI disorders including hyperbilirubinemia, NEC, and TEF.

RNs, RNPs and PAs ONLY

More Information: For questions regarding the class or registration please call Heaven Holdbrooks at (714) 644-7066 or
Stacy Pico at (562) 622-4131

CEUs: 22.3 Contact Hours

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Kaiser Permanente Downey Medical Center
2200 Bellflower Boulevard, Downey, CA, United States
Day 1 – Room IS17; Day 2 – Room O10 & O11; Day 3 – Room B02/03