Apnea of Prematurity and Interprofessional Collaboration - OT60277

Apnea of Prematurity and Interprofessional Collaboration

by Patricia H. White, MSN-Ed, RNC-NIC, CNE
OT60277
(5.0 / 6 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Occupational Therapy (0.14 AOTA CEU)

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Summary:

Apnea, as defined by the American Academy of Pediatrics and researchers, is “the cessation of breathing for over 15-20 seconds and is accompanied by oxygen desaturation (SpO2 less than or equal to 80% for ≥ 4 seconds) and/or bradycardia (HR less than 2/3 of the basic HR for ≥ 4 seconds) in neonates with a gestational age less than 37 weeks.” Apnea of prematurity (AOP) is an individualized and self-limiting process and not associated with other disease entities. While it can be multifactorial in origin, idiopathic AOP is considered a developmental disorder that recedes with increasing gestational age. This module provides healthcare providers with information about the incidence, etiology, identification, and interprofessional treatment of AOP.

Objectives:

The goal of this program is to provide nurses, physicians, speech and language therapists, occupational, respiratory, and physical therapists, and radiology technologists with information about the incidence, etiology, identification, and interprofessional treatment of AOP. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to:
  • Define apnea of prematurity
  • Identify three risk factors and three presenting symptoms of AOP
  • Describe pathophysiologic mechanisms underlying AOP and differentiate among three different presentations (central, obstructive, mixed)
  • Discuss various interprofessional treatment modalities for AOP and three appropriate nursing interventions
 
Content Level: Intermediate
Instructional Method: Online Course — Clinical Vignette & Narrative
 
Content Focus
Domain of OT: Client Factors
Domain of OT: Performance Patterns
OT Process: Approaches to Intervention
 

 
Accreditation Information
 
This course is intended for an interprofessional audience, including nurses, imaging and radiation therapists, occupational therapists, physical therapist, physicians, respiratory therapists, and speech-language pathologists.
 
Occupational therapists: Take this version of the course to ensure you receive appropriate credit.
 
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OnCourse Learning is also accredited by the Florida Board of Occupational Therapy and Alabama State Board of Occupational Therapy (provider # 50-1489).
 

Course Originally Released on: 1/16/2019
Date of Most Recent Review: 1/16/2019
Course Termination/Update Date: 1/16/2022

Unless stated above, the planners and authors of this course have declared no relevant conflicts of interest that relate to this educational activity. OnCourse Learning guarantees this educational activity is free from bias.

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Holly B - Pflugerville, TX  ·  Mar 30, 2019
Will definitely put this information to use in the NICU
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Dietra U - Austin, TX  ·  Feb 13, 2019
Really good information on what to look for and on protocol if apnea occurred with your patient.
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Sherri C - Social Circle , GA  ·  Jan 31, 2019
very informative material that applies to working in NICU and better understanding of AOP
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MARIA APRIL F - Durham, NC  ·  Jan 29, 2019
Very informative. Definitely will help in my Nursing practice in the PEDS unit.
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Price: $27.00
CE-PRO Price: $13.50