Respiratory Therapy: Neonatal Respiratory Care: Essential Care, 2nd Edition
19.95
Online
Elective
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About the Course: 

This advanced-level course is designed for the respiratory therapist with a desire to learn more about the development of the fetus, changes that occur during or shortly after birth, and how to assess and treat the newborn.  

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course, the learner will be able to:
  • Discuss the five stages of lung development and fetal circulation.
  • Explain the purpose of fetal lung fluid and fetal breathing.
  • Describe the role of surfactant in lung mechanics and how to test for lung maturity.
  • Describe the fetal circulatory pathway and the basic anatomical differences between the adult and the neonate pulmonary and circulatory systems.
  • Describe different assessments of fetal growth and development.
  • Describe the processes during labor and delivery and for the newborn to transition to extrauterine life.
  • Explain the basic equipment needs and assessments for the delivery of the high-risk infant.
About the Author: 
Author: Jean Newberry, MEd, RRT-NPS

Jean Newberry, MEd, RRT-NPS, received a bachelor of science degree from the State University of New York at Binghamton in biology. She continued her education at the State University of New York at Stony Brook, where she trained as a respiratory therapist, earning a second bachelor of science degree in cardiorespiratory sciences. After graduation, she obtained a full-time staff therapist position at a local community hospital. Working at this facility for 10 years, Jean gained experience from this progressive respiratory department, covering the trauma, adult care, pediatrics, and neonatal care areas. The hospital provided Level II NICU care to patients. While working there, Jean earned her NPS credential. Jean then relocated to Florida and after working in local area hospitals, started teaching part time in the respiratory care program at Florida SouthWestern State College. Eventually, she procured the clinical coordinator position in the program, and at the same time, she earned her masters of education from the University of Missouri. Teaching full time, in both the associates and bachelors programs, she covers the topics of patient assessment, ventilator management, and neonatal/pediatric respiratory care.
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Neonatal Respiratory Care: Essential Care, 2nd Edition

19.95
About the Course: 

This advanced-level course is designed for the respiratory therapist with a desire to learn more about the development of the fetus, changes that occur during or shortly after birth, and how to assess and treat the newborn.  

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course, the learner will be able to:
  • Discuss the five stages of lung development and fetal circulation.
  • Explain the purpose of fetal lung fluid and fetal breathing.
  • Describe the role of surfactant in lung mechanics and how to test for lung maturity.
  • Describe the fetal circulatory pathway and the basic anatomical differences between the adult and the neonate pulmonary and circulatory systems.
  • Describe different assessments of fetal growth and development.
  • Describe the processes during labor and delivery and for the newborn to transition to extrauterine life.
  • Explain the basic equipment needs and assessments for the delivery of the high-risk infant.
About the Author: 
Author: Jean Newberry, MEd, RRT-NPS

Jean Newberry, MEd, RRT-NPS, received a bachelor of science degree from the State University of New York at Binghamton in biology. She continued her education at the State University of New York at Stony Brook, where she trained as a respiratory therapist, earning a second bachelor of science degree in cardiorespiratory sciences. After graduation, she obtained a full-time staff therapist position at a local community hospital. Working at this facility for 10 years, Jean gained experience from this progressive respiratory department, covering the trauma, adult care, pediatrics, and neonatal care areas. The hospital provided Level II NICU care to patients. While working there, Jean earned her NPS credential. Jean then relocated to Florida and after working in local area hospitals, started teaching part time in the respiratory care program at Florida SouthWestern State College. Eventually, she procured the clinical coordinator position in the program, and at the same time, she earned her masters of education from the University of Missouri. Teaching full time, in both the associates and bachelors programs, she covers the topics of patient assessment, ventilator management, and neonatal/pediatric respiratory care.