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Webra Price-Douglas

Neonatal Stabilization and Transport: New Science, Old Reminders and Some Common Sense

  • Speaker: Webra Price-Douglas , PhD, CRNP, IBCLC,
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  • Duration: 60 Mins
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Abstract:

The goal of neonatal stabilization/transport is to provide therapies and services to reduce mortality and morbidity. This presentation will consist of the introduction of new science, review older material and some common sense information that is often forgotten. Neonatal mortality and morbidity data and new evidence guides our practice but the collection and dissemination of that information can be challenging. As respiratory management options expand, keeping transport providers skilled in airway management/intubation and new modalities can be difficult. Evidence regarding brain development, Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy (HIE) identification and management and glucose metabolism and implications for long term development continues to evolve. The Golden Hour approach to management is so much more than just time and preterm infants. There is old and new information to offer guidance in the management of suspected sepsis in the neonate. Stabilization priorities and how to begin and continue will be discussed. Safety must be reflected in every stabilization in every setting.