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What you will learn

Course description: 

The developmentally appropriate respiratory care webinar will examine issues related to lung disease in the extremely premature infant. The speaker is Paula Cowan, RT, Clinical Specialist-Women, Infants, and Children from the Department of Respiratory Services at the University of Texas.

The Philips Healthcare Learning Center is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP 15050 for 3.0 Contact Hours.

This program has been approved by the Florida Board of Nursing (CE Provider No. 50-11991) for 2.5 Contact Hours. CE Broker Course Tracking No. 20-380826

This program has been approved by the West Virginia Board of Examiners for Registered Professional Nurses (Provider No. WV2011-0570RN) for 3.0 Contact Hours.



Course objectives: 

At the conclusion of this program, the participant will be able to:

  • Discuss embryologic respiratory development, focusing on the lung architecture of infants born at the extremes of prematurity
  • Describe factors that impact lung function and development
  • Explain current approaches for attenuating the negative effects of supporting an infant's respiratory needs
  • Discuss progression of respiratory support as an indication of an infant's level of respiratory stability
  • Describe fundamental concepts of developmental care and their application to respiratory care and support


Course details

Delivery method: 

  • eLearning


  • English

Course author(s): 

Paula Cowan

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