Cardiac and pulmonary transition from fetus to neonate is complex process. When this process fails in the term or late preterm infant, systemic changes can result. Potential causes, presentation, and expeditious nursing actions required, for the move to a higher level of care, are creatively discussed.
Describe cardiac and respiratory transition from fetus to newborn.
Discuss factors that can inhibit appropriate neonatal cardiorespiratory transition.
Describe the mechanism of nitric oxide therapy for infants with persistent pulmonary hypertension.