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Essentials of Newborn Care for Groups

Essentials of Newborn Care for Groups

The Essentials of Newborn Care program was developed for both new and experienced providers to understand the essentials of newborn care and complications. Our online program is ideal for annual staff education for Newborn Care Providers and Postpartum units. The Essentials of Newborn Care program is eligible for CNE Contact Hours for certification maintenance and license renewals.

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Program Content

  • Describe the responsibilities of the nurse assigned to care for the newborn at the time of delivery.
  • Identify normal bonding behaviors displayed by the mother to her newborn.
  • Describe the process for determining a newborn’s gestational age based on the findings using the New Ballard Maturational Score.
  • Compare and contrast the small-for-gestational-age newborn to the large-for-gestational-age newborn.
  • Identify normal findings for each component of the newborn physical assessment.
  • Identify the three stages of lactogenesis.
  • List the risk factors for delayed onset of lactogenesis.
  • Identify the signs of adequate intake in the breastfeeding newborn.
  • Describe each recommended component of newborn screening as outlined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
  • Identify the key points that should be taught and discussed with the newborn’s parents during discharge planning.
  • Discuss characteristics and complications seen in the preterm and postterm newborn.
  • Discuss signs and symptoms of a newborn experiencing respiratory complications.
  • Describe nursing interventions for the newborn experiencing respiratory complications.
  • Identify common neonatal cardiac disorders.
  • List risk factors for neonatal hypoglycemia.
  • Differentiate between physiologic jaundice and hyperbilirubinemia in the newborn.
  • Describe effects of maternal drug abuse on the newborn.
  • Identify signs and symptoms of infection/sepsis in the newborn.
  • Describe the intrauterine physiology of the fetal respiratory and cardiovascular systems.
  • Identify the transitional process of the neonatal respiratory, cardiovascular, glucose metabolism, and thermoregulatory systems.
  • Describe the impact of maternal and intrapartum complications on the neonate’s successful transition to extrauterine life.
  • List common problems seen during the neonatal transition to extrauterine life.
  • Preparing for Delivery
  • Initial Assessment of the Newborn 
    • The ‘ABCs’ of Newborn Breathing
    • Apgar Scoring
    • Assessing Vital Signs
    • Umbilical Cord Care and Cord Clamping
    • Newborn Identification
    • Eye Prophylaxis
    • Vitamin K Needs Assessment
    • Routine Assessment of Blood Glucose
    • Hepatitis B Virus Vaccine
  • Promoting Maternal-Newborn Attachment
  • Gestational Development Estimation
  • Physical Assessment
  • Newborn Feeding
  • Continued Newborn Care
  • Newborn Safety and Care Education for the Parents
  • Circumcision
  • Newborn Screening
  • Critical Congenital Heart Defect (CCHD) Screening
  • Discharge Planning and Teaching
  • High-Risk Newborn Risk Factors
  • Newborn Classification
  • Respiratory Complications
  • Congenital Cardiac Complications and Defects
  • Hypoglycemia of the Newborn
  • Jaundice in the Newborn
  • Newborns of Mothers with a History of Drug Abuse
  • Infection/Sepsis in the Newborn
  • Respiratory System
  • Circulatory system
  • Glucose Metabolism
  • Thermoregulation

After completing the Essentials of Newborn Care program, the learner can complete the post test to test their knowledge of the learning materials presented. After successful completion of the post test, a printable certificate of competition is available immediately and a certificate is sent by email automatically.

Cost

A Group Subscription includes access to the program for 30 participants for one year. Groups can enroll up to 30 participants at any time during the one year subscription period.

  • Group Subscription cost: $300.00 for one year
    • Group subscriptions include the ability to purchase 15.0 CNE Contact Hours at a discounted rate for any group participant. This group add-on is optional and can be purchased at any time for any active, group participant in our online store or by invoice upon request by email.
    • Group Subscription CNE Contact Hours Add-on cost: $100 per participant.
    • Renewals: Any unused group enrollments can be rolled over for an additional year upon renewal of the same 'Essentials' group subscription without interruption. Payment in full is required to rollover enrollments.
  • Group subscription with unlimited enrollments and with 15 CNE Contact Hours included for each participant: Email us for a quote

Save 10%! All participants with an active individual or group subscription to the periFACTS Online Continuing Education Program save 10% off any 'Essentials' program purchase everyday! To purchase online, you must have a periFACTS store account. To request a store account with the discount automatically applied, just email us!  Alternatively, groups can purchase a subscription to the program by invoice (including Purchase Order requests) by email.

How to Purchase

Purchase a Group Subscription and (optional) Group CNE Contact Hours to the Essentials of Newborn Care program in our online store.

Request an invoice for a Group subscription and (optional) Group CNE Contact Hours to the Essentials of Newborn Care program by email.

The Essentials of Newborn Care program is also available for Individual Professionals to purchase.