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.

Register for upcoming events

Antibiotic Stewardship

December 15
12:00 – 1:00 p.m. CST

Presenter: Ann Downey, MD

At this event, Dr. Downey will:

  • 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.

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


Past events

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

Presented by Eric Culp, DO

At this event, held November 17, 2020, Dr. Culp:

  • 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.

A replay of this event will be available soon.

Protecting Neonatal Lungs: Non-Invasive Respiratory Support

Presented by Mark Bergeron, MD

At this event, held October 20, 2020, Dr. Bergeron:

  • 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.

A replay of this event will be available soon.