Neonatal Care in the Perinatal Environment
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The purpose of this unit of study is to build on and consolidate knowledge achieved in the pre-requisite units of study. This unit of study considers issues specifically related to the special needs of the new-born and family admitted to a neonatal intensive care unit. Such babies are often admitted due to their prematurity, or because they require ongoing support for acute illness, complex conditions or post-surgical convalescence.

This unit of study is comprised of three themes the first theme covers assessment, clinical considerations for the pre-term neonate and common complications of pre-term birth. The second theme discusses the various ongoing concerns for the infant born prematurely. The third theme looks at the additional diagnoses warranting admission the admission of the term new-born to a neonatal intensive care unit.

Students must be working in a neonatal area with the capability of providing mechanical ventilation and where the student is responsible to provide care for intensive care neonates.

Neonatal Care in the Perinatal Environment
Unit of study code 300
Availability Graduate Certificate in Neonatal Care

GC single unit of study

Term JANUARY, JULY
Pre-requisite 071 – Applied Neonatal Physiology

255 – Assessment of Growth and Development

EFTSL 0.125 FTE
Credit points 6
Hours of study 150
Fee* Tier 1
Recommended texts American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) & American Heart Association (AHA) 2016, Textbook of Neonatal resuscitation textbook, 7th edn., Author, Chicago.

Gardner, SL, Carter, BS, Enzman-Hines, M & Hernandez, JA (eds.) 2016, Merenstein & Gardner’s handbook of neonatal Intensive care, 8th edn., Elsevier, St.Louis, Missouri.

Co-ordinated by Trish Lowe MACN
Content Intended learning outcomes for this subject/program

 

After completing this subject, the learner will be able to:-

Assessment Tasks
Type of assessment

Note the completed assessment item (e.g. Assessment 1: Online discussion)

Weighting

(% of total marks)

When assessed – academic week

(e.g. Week 8)

Theme 1: Initial stabilisation of the infant born prematurely a) examine issues including parental support and grief for the families of infants in perinatal environments Assessment 1: Online discussions x2 10% 4, 8
Theme 2: Ongoing concerns of the premature b) apply evidence based specialist knowledge and relevant comprehensive neonatal assessment skills to the care of the infant Assessment 2: Essay (2,000 words) 40% 6
Theme 3: Diagnoses warranting admission of the newborn c) demonstrate knowledge of resuscitation and stabilisation of infants in perinatal environments Assessment 3: Case analysis (2,500 words) 50% 10
d) investigate current evidence to plan and prioritise care specific to gestational subpopulations

e) analyse current evidence to plan and prioritise care for infants with chromosomal and congenital anomalies

f) analyse current evidence to plan and prioritise care for infants with surgical conditions in perinatal environments.

Neonatal Care in the Perinatal Environment (300) is a Tier 1 unit.

Tiers2019 Non-member price2019 Member price (10% discount)2020 Non-member price2020 Member price (10% discount)
Tier 1$2,165.00$1,948.50$2,230.00$2,007.00
Tier 2$2,475.00$2,227.50$2,550.00$2,295.00
Tier 3$2,915.00$2,623.50$2,995.00$2,695.50
Tier 4$3,475.00$3,127.50$3,580.00$3,222.00

*Fees are subject to change without notice.