Apnea of Prematurity and Interprofessional Collaboration - RAD60277

Apnea of Prematurity and Interprofessional Collaboration

by Patricia H. White, MSN-Ed, RNC-NIC, CNE
RAD60277
(3.3 / 4 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Radiologic Technology (0.75 CE Credit)

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Price: $10.00
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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
 

 
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.
 
Imaging and radiation therapists: Take this version of the course to ensure you receive appropriate credit.
 
For the version accredited or approved for another profession, go to your specific profession at ContinuingEducation.com or Nurse.com/CE. If you have a CE Direct login ID and password (generally provided by your employer), please log in as you normally would at CEDirect.ContinuingEducation.com and search for this topic title.
 
This activity is approved for credit by the American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT) for 5/1/2019 to 6/1/2022
 
This activity may be available in multiple formats or from different sponsors. ARRT regulations state that an individual may not repeat a self-learning activity for credit if it was reported in the same or any subsequent biennium.

Course Originally Released on: 1/16/2019
Date of Most Recent Review: 1/16/2019
Course Termination/Update Date: 6/1/2022

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.

Please see CE Course Instructions to learn how to earn CE credit for this module.

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Rebecca L - Kingston Mines, IL  ·  May 17, 2019
the answer to #10 is incorrect. It should be A. to begin bag to mask ventilation. Not B to shake them to wake them up.
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Marquita G - Fort Worth, TX  ·  May 15, 2019
The 2nd test was a little difficult.
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ONLINE
Price: $10.00
CE-PRO Price: $5.00