Our Current and On-Demand Webinars

Upcoming Webinars

The High BMI Mother:

Challenges and Care

Strategies Related to Patient

Safety and the Obstetrical Nurse

 

Thursday, September 27th

12 PM ET

 

Speaker:

Deborah Cruz, MSN, CRNP

Perinatal Nurse Practitioner/Clinical

Nurse Specialist Labor & Delivery,

High Risk Obstetrics

Thomas Jefferson University Hospital,

Philadelphia, PA

Recent Webinars

Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS) Webinars Series

 (Part I & II)

 

Speaker:

Karen D’Apolito, PhD, NNP-BC, FAAN

Director, Neonatal NP Specialty

Vanderbilt University School of Nursing

Nashville, TN

 

Ventilatory Strategies for
the Flu Patient

 

Speaker:

John Davies, MS, RRT, FAARC, FCCP

Clinical Research Coordinator

Duke University

Durham, NC

Supported by an educational grant
from Philips Healthcare

Neonatal Care

Today, more newborns and high-risk neonates have a better chance of thriving because of the advances in medicine and the dedicated care they receive from neonatal nurses on the front line. Developmental positioning, reducing risks of unplanned extubation and early identification of hyperbilirubinemia have contributed to improved outcomes.

 

Early Warning System (EWS) Scores

Early warning system (EWS) scores are tools used by hospital care teams to recognize the early signs of clinical deterioration to initiate early intervention and management. These tools involve assigning a numeric value to several physiologic parameters (e.g., systolic blood pressure, heart rate, oxygen saturation, respiratory rate, level of consciousness, and urine output) to derive a composite score that is used to identify a patient. Recent modifications have improved the consistency of patient outcomes.

 

Noninvasive Ventilation

The use of noninvasive ventilation has markedly increased over the past two decades, and noninvasive ventilation has now become an integral tool in the management of both acute and chronic respiratory failure, in both the home setting and in the critical care unit.

 

Hospital Acquired Infections

In the United States, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimated roughly 1.7 million hospital-associated infections, from all types of microorganisms, cause or contribute to 99,000 deaths each year. Medical devices and equipment, as well as the healthcare environment, can become contaminated with pathogens which may then be transmitted to patients.