Upon completion of this series, the learner will be able to:
-Differentiate each of the four levels of care.
-Describe post resuscitative care, the need for such intervention and the specific medical responses required.
-Define persistent pulmonary hypertension of the newborn, pneumothorax, acidosis, hypotension and hypoglycemia.
-Explain the complications and subsequent interventions recommended for feeding difficulties in the newborn.
-Provide descriptions of the challenges that may be encountered if the neonate has poor temperature control.
-Identify the common pathologies in the NICU.
-Recognize the major neurologic pathologies that may present in the NICU.
-Discuss the symptoms and treatment for neonatal abstinence syndrome.
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