Neonatal Cardiovascular System

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Program Date: July 2010
Continuing Education Units: Nurse 2.0 Contact Hours


To present the embryology, pathophysiology and management of the neonatal cariovascular system.

Course Objectives:

  • List the five structures involved with neonatal circulation and compare their functions before and after birth.
  • Identify the normal range for vital signs in a newborn.
  • Name the three different dysrhythimias and recognize each on rhythm strip.
  • Compare the etiology and treatment of three types of shock.
  • Describe the etiology, clinical presentation, diagnostic procedures, and treatment options of congestive heart failure.
  • List the categories and examples of congenital heart defects.
  • Describe the major clinical presentation and/or circulatory abnormality of a congenital heart defect in each of the four categories.
  • Media Format(s): Interactive PDF(English)

Course Instructor Bio(s)

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Dianne S. Charsha, RN, MSN, NNP-BC

SVP of Patient Care Services, Chief Nursing Officer
Cooper University Hospital
Camden, New Jersey


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