Apnea of Prematurity and Interprofessional Collaboration - SLPA6277

Apnea of Prematurity and Interprofessional Collaboration

by Patricia H. White, MSN-Ed, RNC-NIC, CNE
SLPA6277
(4.0 / 8 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Audiology/SLP (0.10 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
 

 
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.
 
Speech-language pathologists: 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 course is offered for 0.10 ASHA CEUs ( Advanced level, Professional area).
 
Disclosures:
Patricia H. White, MSN-Ed, RNC-NIC, CNE, is a full-time lecturer at the University of North Carolina Wilmington School of Nursing.
Disclosure: Ms. White has no relevant financial or nonfinancial relationships to disclose that related to this education activity.

Course Originally Released on: 1/16/2019
Date of Most Recent Review: 1/16/2019
Course Termination/Update Date: 12/31/2021

Unless stated above, the planners and authors of this course have declared no relevant conflicts of interest that relate to this educational activity. Relias LLC 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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Annabelle I - Sebring, FL  ·  May 19, 2020
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Gina M - Dubuque, IA  ·  Nov 13, 2019
Too much detail for the type of infants I work with
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Veronica T - Elkhart, IN  ·  Nov 08, 2019
I think one of the answers on the test was wrong. I found the correct information (bag-mask following tactile stimulation) but it marked it wrong.
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Chelsea S - Austin, TX  ·  Sep 21, 2019
Helpful for nicu therapists
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Lillian R - Springhill, FL  ·  Sep 11, 2019
I thought this was presented in an organized and informative manner
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