Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia

The purpose of this continuing education program is to inform and educate healthcare providers about the factors involved in caring for neonates with bronchopulmonary dysplasia. These infants are often extremely immature, have a very low birth weight, and have significant weight loss during the first 10 days of life. Since the introduction of surfactant replacement, the survival of the most immature infants has improved. This course will help the healthcare provider understand the complex issues surrounding the care for these tiny babies.

Objectives

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  1. Identify the signs and symptoms of bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD).
  2. Recall the diagnosis process for BPD.
  3. Recognized the treatment strategies and medications involved with BPD.
  4. Assess prevention strategies for bronchopulmonary dysplasia.

Curriculum

Chapter 1: Introduction​

Chapter 2: Video - Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia​

Chapter 3: References

  • California Bill 241
  • Implicit Bias in Healthcare
  • What is Implicit Bias?
  • Implications of Implicit Bias in Healthcare
  • How to Reduce Implicit Bias

Price: $10.00

Contact Hour: 1

Course Author

Debra Smith-Harr

Debra Smith-Harr has been a Registered Respiratory Therapist since 1987.  She completed her BSRC at Midwestern State University in 2010. She currently owns and operates Smith Seminars, a continuing education website for Respiratory Therapists. She also has a website, CEU Webinars, that has continuing education for Respiratory Therapists, Nurses, Medical Lab Technicians, and Sleep Professionals.

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