550 Neonatal Management II

This course focuses on the synthesis and application of knowledge regarding the health problems of the critically ill and high-risk neonate in the neonatal intensive care unit. Students demonstrate an understanding of essential intensive care nursery concepts, skill, and equipment necessary for completing direct bedside assessment and care of neonates in a safe manner. The theoretical basis, indications and complications for these skills are emphasized. During the 32 clinical hours in this course, students will be able to assess neonates, round with physicians, and complete procedures with an experienced NNP. Prerequisites: 500, 504, 508, 512, 516, 546, 547 or consent of instructor. 3 S.H. (2.5/.5)