Learning Objectives - Identify neonates at risk to become hypoglycemic; and initial steps to treat hypoglycemia (i.e. with IV fluids, initial IV therapy and safe use of umbilical lines).
Learning Objectives - Describe the normal response to cold stress and at least one of the detrimental effects of hypothermia; list at least one technique to prevent hypothermia; identify appropriate candidates for therapeutic/neuro-protective hypothermia.
Learning Objectives - Recognize at least one sign and one cause of neonatal respiratory distress and/or respiratory failure; list the supplies required to assist with endotracheal intubation and securing an ET tube; interpret blood gases and identify at least one appropriate treatment option for an abnormal blood gas.
Learning Objectives - List one cause and one treatment for each of the following - hypovolemic, cardiogenic and septic shock; describe at least one abnormal feature of the physical exam that may be indicative of shock.
Learning Objectives - List at least one bacterial and/or viral pathogen that may infect the neonate; describe two or more signs of neonatal sepsis; discuss one significant finding on a CBC for an infant suspected of sepsis; and list at least one antibiotic therapy that could be used to treat a suspected neonatal infection.
Learning Objectives - Identify potential emotions that parents might experience when their newborn requires intensive care or transport; and list at least one intervention to support parents during a crisis.
Learning Objectives - Identify at least two elements of effective “SBARR” communication; describe one or more ways that simulation training can help to create expert teams; describe how to use the PSSAT (pre-transport stabilization self-assessment tool).