Procalcitonin and Neonatal Sepsis: Is This the Biomarker We Are Looking For? Intraamniotic Infection and the Term Neonate

Procalcitonin and Neonatal Sepsis: Is This the Biomarker We Are Looking For? Intraamniotic Infection and the Term Neonate

Identification: 094-3
Volume: Vol. 36, No. 6
Issue: November/December 2017
Credits (Post Test and/or Evaluation Required)
Available until 12/31/2020
  • 2.00 - CH
  • 0.00 - Rx

Standard: $16.00

Description

Intended Audience: All neonatal nurses

NCC Category Codes
: NIC 1, NIC 2, NNP 2, NNP 3

Objectives: Upon completion, learners will be able to:

  1. Outline the characteristics of procalcitonin (PCT).
  2. Discuss the use of PCT as a marker for neonatal sepsis.
  3. Identify the limitations of PCT as a marker for neonatal sepsis.
  4. Identify the etiology of intraamniotic infection (IAI).
  5. Discuss the pathophysiology of IAI.
  6. Outline the care of an infant born following IAI.
  7. Describe the laboratory studies used to investigate IAI.


Requirements for Completion: The following requirements are necessary for successful completion of this CNE activity.

  • Access to a computer with an Internet connection
  • Pass the posttest with a score of 80%
  • Complete and submit the evaluation for this CNE activity


Accreditation
Provider, Academy of Neonatal Nursing, approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #CEP 6261; and Florida Board of Nursing, Provider #FBN 3218, content code 2505.

The Academy of Neonatal Nursing is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Release Date: November/December 2017
Review Date: December 2020
Expiration Date: December 31, 2022

Disclosures:

  • This CNE activity has been reviewed by the Lead Nurse Planner. It has been determined that the material presented here shows no bias.
  • The content of this CNE activity has been developed by the planning committee and has been reviewed by the Lead Nurse Planner.


Disclaimer: The Academy of Neonatal Nursing assumes no responsibility or liability for the content presented. Care of the infant should always be individualized and no one source relied upon for information regarding aspects of care. Accredited status does not imply endorsement by ANN, ANA, or the American Nurses Credentialing Center of any commercial products displayed or discussed in conjunction with an educational activity.

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Procalcitonin and Neonatal Sepsis: Is This the Biomarker We Are Looking For? Intraamniotic Infection and the Term Neonate Neonatal Network Exam

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Carol Holcomb
10/27/18 6:52 pm

This was two separate articles in Neonatal Network magazine and I was under the impression that each article was 2 units based on the CNE credit information on the first page of each article. I was confused when the tests were combined into one and on that page it said 2 units only. Am I missing something? Also is there a way to view test to see what questions were missed? Would like to review tests after they are submitted. Thank you.