These Best of Portland sessions were recorded at ANN's 2018 Spring National AP Neonatal Nurses Conference.
This bundle includes the 4 recorded lectures below and 4 contact hours of CNE credit. You may also purchase these sessions Individually.
Dr. Kaempf outlines the development of a risk-adjusted composite morbidity and mortality score for VLBW infants, and explores the only website-available resource utilization tool used for tracking multiple ongoing continuous quality improvement (CQI) projects within an NICU. Morbidities have complex etiologies and outcomes are intertwined; thus, an overall "Big Picture" of CQI efforts is clarifying, edifying, and a practical way to enhance overall value and family satisfaction in all NICUs.
Ms. Olson begins with a brief overview of neonatal pulmonary vascular disease (pulmonary hypertension), including pathophysiology and common etiologies, then discusses clinical presentations, current treatment strategies, and risk factors for chronic disease.
Death is a part of life in the NICU, and any clinician associated with labor and delivery and the care of newborns will inevitably experience perinatal death and bereavement. Palliative care principles are difficult to apply to neonatology. The social stigma of denying neonatal death coupled with the paradox of providing palliative care in a curative setting present a compelling practical problem. However, it is possible for palliative care to coexist with curative treatment modes. In this presentation, Dr. Kain explores the philosophy of a “good death,” in an effort to reframe neonatal and perinatal palliative care.
How can we come to true, shared decision making with pregnant women who might deliver an extremely premature infant? Is NICU care or palliative comfort care the preferred course to choose? How can we understand and apply Value Pluralism as the template to address cultural, social, and religious ethical characteristics that vary among families, healthcare providers, and society-at-large? Join us for this important discussion.