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2016 National Neonatal Nurses/Mother Baby Nurses Conference

111 - BPD: Why Isn't This NICU Problem Getting Any Better?

Sep 8, 2016 1:30pm ‐ Sep 8, 2016 2:30pm

Credits: None available.

Standard: $20.00
Members: $10.00


Continuing Nursing Education (CNE) Activity: BPD: Why Isn’t This NICU Problem Getting Any Better?
Presenter(s): Alan R. Spitzer, MD
Total Contact Hours: 1.00 CH, 0.25 Rx
Intended Audience: All neonatal nurses
Purpose of this CNE activity: The Academy of Neonatal Nursing provides clinically current information on the technical, medical, and nursing aspects of neonatal care as well as the legal and ethical implications related to that care. This CNE activity provides information to nurses and other health care professionals who care for newborn, premature, and ill infants and their families. Specific objectives for this presentation are listed below.

Session Description: What is the current status of BPD in U.S. NICUs? Dr. Spitzer discusses documenting the frequency of occurrence, current methods for treatment and prevention, and why these therapies do not seem to have had the hoped for impact. He will also suggest approaches for the future.

Objectives: Upon completion, learners will be able to:

  • Relate the changing definition of BPD.
  • Discuss outcome trends in neonatal medicine during the past decade, comparing BPD to other trend lines.
  • Describe current etiological factors in the development of BPD and how these might be (or might not be) amenable to change.
Requirements for Completion: The following requirements are necessary for successful completion of this CNE activity.
  • Access to a computer with an Internet connection
  • Attend/view at least 90% of the session
  • Complete and submit the evaluation for this CNE activity
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: September 7, 2016
Expiration Date: September 30, 2019
  1. This speaker is a consultant for Mallinckrodt, Inc., Paidion Research, Inc., is on the Board of Directors for Medolac, Inc., and received stock in Pediatrix Medical Group.
  2. This CNE activity has been reviewed by the Lead Nurse Planner. It has been determined that the material presented here shows no bias.
  3. The content of this CNE activity has been developed by the planning committee and reviewed by the Lead Nurse Planner. The content has been deemed to reflect the current state of practice.
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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