Late Preterm Infants Need Special Care is organized by Nurse.com - OnCourse Learning Corporation and will be held from Feb 21, 2017 - Feb 21, 2020. This CME Conference has been approved for a maximum of 1.0 Contact Hours.
The group of infants categorized as "late-preterm" are a growing public health concern. Although they may look like term newborns in appearance and weight, they have a greater risk for respiratory problems, temperature instability, hyperbilirubinemia, hypoglycemia, infection, apnea, feeding difficulties, breastfeeding failure, poor neurodevelopmental outcomes, and rehospitalization. In 2005, the National Institutes of Health recommended calling infants born between 34 0/7 weeks and 36 6/7 weeks "late-preterm" instead of near-term infants because their increased physiologic and metabolic immaturity reflected a higher morbidity and mortality rate, and their special needs are often closer to those of premature infants. This continuing education module provides nurses with information about the incidence, etiology, identification, and care of late-preterm infants.
The goal of this continuing education program is to provide nurses with information about the incidence, etiology, identification, and care of the late-preterm infant. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to:
• Define “late-preterm infant” and explain why this designation is a better description than “near-term infant”
• Describe three common problems of the late-preterm infant
• Identify four nursing interventions in the care and discharge planning for this group of infants
Additional details will be posted as soon as they are available.
Obstetrics and Gynecology, Pediatrics, Midwifery