Emergency Department

202 S. Park St.
Madison, WI 53715

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Care of the Neonate 1&2 - Neonatal Core Curriculum

Date & Time Location Registration
2/9/2021 - 7:30 AM McConnel 9 Registration Full
6/15/2021 - 7:30 AM McConnell 9 Registration Full

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As healthcare workers dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic, your health and safety is important to us. In order to protect our healthcare teams by social distancing, we will maintain classes but have limited seating. 

Care of the Neonate Part 1 & 2

  • Registration for Part 1 automatically registers you for the corresponding Part 2

2020 Dates

  • August 20 & 27
  • October 6 & 13
Prior to registering for this two-part course, the participant should have taken "Newborn Foundations" OR have a minimum of one years' experience taking care of healthy newborns in a hospital setting. "Care of the Neonate 1 & 2"  is a curriculum that has been designed for those who are either new to caring for neonates in a level 3 or 4 Neonatal Intensive Care Unit or are looking to expand their nursing practice from other neonatal or pediatric backgrounds.  

Applicants who  cancel less than 7 days prior to class or fail to attend at all, may not be eligible for a refund or for credit on a future training date. 

Please call the Mother/Baby Care Administration office at 608.417.7491 (M-F) daytime hours or e-mail msn_perinataleducation@unitypoint.org with any questions you have or if you need to cancel/reschedule.

Topics to be covered:

  • Shock and blood products
  • Gestationally-appropriate development care
  • Kangaroo care
  • Infection and antibiotic use
  • The cardiac system and blood products
  • Neonatal skin care
  • The genitourinary system
  • The gastrointestinal  system and abdominal wall defects
  • Enteral nutrition practices
  • Cue-based feeding
  • Respiratory system development and complications
  • Acid-base balance & blood gas interpretation
  • Ventilation  modes & principles
  • Persistent pulmonary hypertension of the newborn  
  • Hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy, seizures, and whole body cooling
  • Congenital diaphragmatic hernia 
  • Care of the micropreemie, bereavement, and loss