545 Advanced Health Assessment and Diagnostic Reasoning for the Neonate

This course focuses on the knowledge and skills necessary to perform comprehensive assessments and interpretation of diagnostic data on newborns and infants commonly seen in the acute care practice settings. Systematic data collection, diagnostic reasoning, and clinical problem solving for a variety of newborns and infants will be emphasized. Content will focus on perinatal assessment, fetal assessment, gestational age assessment, neurobehavioral and developmental assessments, physical exam of newborns and infants, developmental and behavioral assessment, cultural/social family evaluation and the use of diagnostics such as laboratory studies, radiographs, and instrumentation/monitoring devices. Emphasis is placed on the recognition of assessment findings that deviate from normal. Prerequisites: 500, 504, 508, 512, 516 or consent of instructor. 3 S.H.