Responding to Complex Needs of the At Risk and Ill Neonate

University of Limerick

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Responding to Complex Needs of the At Risk and Ill Neonate

  • Host University

    University of Limerick

  • Location

    Limerick, Ireland

  • Area of Study

    Nursing, Pre-Medicine, Pre-Nursing

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • ECTS Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    Systematic care for the at risk and ill neonate e.g. management of cardiovascular and respiratory disorders, neonatal jaundice, metabolic transient disorders, endocrine disorders chromosomal and congenital anomalies, infections in the neonate, trauma in the neonate; complications arising with low birth weight, preterm and post term infant; nutritional requirements for infants with special needs; neonatal resuscitation and rapid midwifery intervention; perinatal and infant morbidity and mortality. Parenting journey in the neonatal unit; adoption and fostering; child protection issues; ethical and legal issues; support for parents experiencing bereavement and loss with the at risk and ill neonate.

    Clinical skills: Neonatal Resuscitation Programme Assessment and management of the at risk and ill neonate Nutritional support for the at risk and ill neonate (feeding practices oral, nasogastric) Care of baby in an incubator Care of baby with jaundice Breastfeeding under special circumstances and alternative methods of infant feeding Administration of medication to the neonate.

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