Neonatal Care Best Practices

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Virtual education series by Children’s Minnesota

Join us on the third Tuesday of each month as our neonatal team discusses topics relevant to caring for neonates. At Children’s Minnesota, we’re specialized in everything, and ready for anything.

Accreditation statement

In support of improving patient care, Children’s Minnesota is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Credit Statement

AMA
Children’s Minnesota designates this internet live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent to their participation in the activity.

ANCC
Children’s Minnesota designates this internet live activity for a maximum of 1 ANCC nursing contact hour. Nurses should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Children’s Minnesota takes responsibility for the content, quality and scientific interest of accredited educational activities.

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Christina Miller

Follow Up Care of the Premature Infant

May 18, 2021
12:00-1:00 p.m. CST
Presenter: Cristina Miller, MD

Objectives:

  • Discuss guidelines for transitioning care of neonates discharged back to a community hospital from NICU care, including weaning of medication, changes in formula, etc.
  • List the criteria used to determine which neonatal patients qualify for care in the NICU Follow Up Clinic at Children’s Minnesota after an NICU admission.
  • Describe the service standards set up for provider-to-provider communication following a neonatal transfer to Children’s Minnesota.

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Tara Zamora

Waiting for the Transport Team to Arrive: Managing Common Neonatal Problems

Presenter: Tara Zamora, MD

This event was held April 20, 2021.

Objectives:

  • Identify critical illness in a newborn that may require consultation and/or transport.
  • Discuss how to access support or transport to Children’s Minnesota for the critically ill neonate.
  • Review common early management decisions in a series of case studies of critically ill neonates.

Watch replay of this event (password: Neonatal21)
Note: Replays are not eligible for credit.

Surgical Emergencies in the Newborn

Presenter: Tricia Valusek, MD

This event was held March 16, 2021.

Objectives:

  • Review initial management of any surgical emergency in the newborn.
  • Discuss the most common newborn surgical emergencies.
  • Review necessary evaluations for newborns with surgical emergencies.

Watch replay of this event (password: Neonatal21)
Note: Replays are not eligible for credit.

Assessment, Diagnosis, and Stabilization of the Neonate with a Suspected Cardiac Lesion

Presenter: David Gremmels, MD

This event was held February 16, 2021.

Objective:

  • Describe the differential diagnosis and management of heart disease presenting as: cyanosis, shock and respiratory distress.

Watch replay of this event (password: Neonatal120*)
Note: Replays are not eligible for credit.

Persistent Pulmonary Hypertension of the Newborn: When Transition Doesn’t Go Smoothly

Presenter: Lia Gravari, MD

This event was held January 19, 2021.

Objectives:

  • Understand the definition and pathophysiology of persistent pulmonary hypertension of the newborn (PPHN).
  • Discuss the different pathologies that can lead to PPHN.
  • Outline the importance of lung recruitment and oxygen delivery.
  • Briefly go through medications used for pulmonary hypertension.
  • Discuss 3 different cases of pulmonary hypertension.

Watch replay of this event (password: Neonatal20*)
Note: Replays are not eligible for credit.

Antibiotic Stewardship

Presenter: Ann Downey, MD

This event was held December 15, 2020.

Objectives:

  • Describe current guidelines/recommendations for assessment and treatment of suspected and confirmed infection in the neonatal patient.
  • Discuss the impact of the overuse of antibiotics and the goals of stewardship.

Watch replay of this event (password: Neonatal20*)
Note: Replays are not eligible for credit.

Oxygen: Too much of a good thing? Use of oxygen in the neonatal patient

Presenter: Eric Culp, DO

This event was held November 17, 2020

Objectives:

  • Describes the local and systemic effects of oxygen in the neonatal patient.
  • Discusses the potential physiologic impacts of oxygen toxicity in the preterm neonate, the term neonate and the neonate that experiences perinatal asphyxia.

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Note: Replays are not eligible for credit.

Protecting Neonatal Lungs: Non-Invasive Respiratory Support

Presenter: Mark Bergeron, MD

This event was held October 20, 2020.

Objectives:

  • Discusses 3 pivotal research studies that provide evidence for the use of non-invasive support vs. intubation for the neonate with respiratory distress.
  • Lists 6 options for non-invasive respiratory support of the neonatal patient as well as their use, risks and benefits.
  • Describes all recommendations at Children’s Minnesota for use of CPAP, as well as factors that determine a failed trial of CPAP and need for intubation.

Watch replay of this event (password: Neonatal20*)
Note: Replays are not eligible for credit.