Congenital Heart Defects | Implications for Neonatal Care

  • Included in: Growing Families
  •  1.0 Contact Hour

Write your awesome label here.
Released January 2024
Growing Families | Caring for Childbearing Families and Neonates

Volume 28, Issue 1

  • eLearning Module
  • Competency Assessment
  • Certificate of Completion Awarded

Course Description

Congenital heart defects (CHDs) are the most common birth defects, affecting nearly 1% of infants. While detection and survival have improved greatly, complex CHD remains a leading cause of infant mortality and morbidity. Early identification facilitates coordinated delivery and neonatal stabilization until definitive surgery or procedures can be performed. For nurses caring for these vulnerable patients and families during the initial critical phase, specialized knowledge is essential for optimal outcomes. This learning activity will provide an overview of normal fetal cardiac development compared to pathologic development of CHDs. It will discuss common defects, their corresponding physiological effects, implications for medical and nursing management, and best practices for supporting patient and family wellbeing despite difficult diagnoses. Evidence-based care standards for the interdisciplinary team will be reviewed using case examples and care guidelines. Nurses completing this activity will be better prepared to identify neonates with critical CHDs, prioritize developmentally-appropriate interventions, anticipate specialized needs, and assist families coping with initial crises related to complex congenital cardiac anomalies.

Approved CE Provider

since 1995

We are approved as a provider of CE by the Florida Board of Nursing. All state licensing boards accept CE approved by another state's licensing board. Easily fulfill the CE requirements of your license through our convenient cloud-based platform that's mobile-friendly and available 24/7. Learning can happen anywhere - during lunch, on the commute, or right at home after tucking in the kids.

Provider #50-4366

Turnkey CE Solutions

Our all-in-one platform provides educators with an intuitive end-to-end solution purposefully designed to maximize staff development.

Real-Time Analytics

Unlock data-driven insights with advanced analytics and reporting to identify your staff's knowledge gaps.

Learning on-the-go

Responsive eLearning modules that look great on any device - computer, tablet, or mobile.

Next-Generation LMS

Powered by LearnWorlds™, we packed our LMS with the tools needed for the future of nursing education.
Let's get started!

Ready to provide CE opportunities to your entire staff for less than $50/month?