Program Date: April 2011
Continuing Education Units: 1.0 Nurse Contact Hours
* Describe the history, development and implementation of therapeutic cooling.
* List risk factors that may predispose an infant to an ischemic event.
* Describe the pathophysiology of neonatal encephalopathy.
* Define the goal of therapeutic hypothermia.
* Identify the nurse’s role in monitoring the infant during and after therapy.
Deborah Bacani, RN, MSN, FNP
Deborah Bacani, RN, MSN, FNP has been an active member of the Women & Infants’ NICU team for over 22 years with the goal of improving parent and staff education. As an assistant nurse manager she was involved in the design and planning of the new NICU.
After returning to school and obtaining her MSN and nurse practitioner certificate she continues her work toward family-centered care and staff education, as well as providing clinical experiences throughout the hospital for undergraduate nursing students.
Mary Ann Garrin, RN, BSN
Mary Ann Garrin, RN, BSN has been a registered nurse at Women & Infant’s Hospital Neonatal Intensive Care Unit for the past 22 years. Her career roles have included clinical bedside nurse, Assistant Nurse Manager and currently NICU Nurse Educator. She is presently working towards her Masters Degree as a Neonatal Nurse Practitioner at Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts.
Martha J. Mance, RN, MSN, NNP, PNP
Martha J. Mance, RN, MSN, NNP, PNP, received a Master of Science Degree from University of Wisconsin-Madison, taught exercise physiology for several years and returned to Boston College for her Master of Science in nursing, graduating in 2000 as a pediatric nurse practitioner. She worked for a year in pediatric primary careˆ, and began in the Women and Infants’ Hospital NICU in 2001. Martha continued her education by obtaining a post-master’s advanced certificate in neonatal health at Stony Brook University.
Aldea R. Yanski, RN, MSN, FNP
Aldea R. Yanski, RN, MSN, FNP began her career in nursing as a certified nurses’ assistant in 1998. While working as a certified nurses’ assistant, she pursued a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from Rhode Island College in 2002. Aldea began her hospital experience as a registered nurse in the neonatal intensive care unit at Women and Infants Hospital in 2002. In 2006, she returned to school to achieve a Master of Science in Nursing and graduated from the family nurse practitioner program at The University of Rhode Island in 2009. Currently, Aldea continues to work in the neonatal intensive care unit at Women and Infants Hospital and has transitioned to a registered nurse practitioner.
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