Assessment of the Newborn: Cardiopulmonary Assessment and Cardiac Anomalies

Program Date: 10 August 2017
Publication Date: 2015
Continuing Education Units: 1.0 Nurse Contact Hours

Course Description:

This series provides nurses with the information they need and demonstrates the skills necessary, to perform a comprehensive assessment of the newborn child.
The program begins by offering an overview of fetal circulation. With this foundation, it goes on to examine the issues related to cardiopulmonary assessment. Topics such as acrocyanosis, retractions, transient tachypnea and infant respiratory distress syndrome are presented. The program then presents and discusses cardiac anomalies. The four categories of cardiac defects are highlighted and the eight most common cardiac defects are outlined.

Course Objectives:

  • Describe fetal circulation
  • Perform a respiratory and cardiac assessment
  • Identify the main categories and types of cardiac anomalies
  • Media Format(s): Video (English)
  • Run Time: 20 Minutes
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