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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
1 hour to complete

Introduction to Capstone

The Newborn Baby Care Capstone- Case Studies is your opportunity to take what you have learned and synthesize, integrate, and apply what you know to a series of case studies. Interacting with these real-life scenarios will help you retain the specialization content and be ready to put it into practice in your own care-providing environment. Together we have experienced key moments of the courses, which we will now apply through the lens of case studies. We will begin with addressing jaundice and performing screenings and assessments covered in Course 1. From there we will consider case studies for both heart and lung health representing Course 2. Then we will enter new territory, the first doctor’s visit once baby has gone home. Here you will bring together elements from Courses 3 and 4, assessing baby and also main care providers.No matter what capacity you do or will provide newborn baby care, the experience of this final capstone course will positively impact your understanding and ability to put that understanding into practice. The newborns, families, and other care providers you engage with will benefit greatly from your efforts....
1 video (Total 2 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
1 reading
About Us: Your Capstone Instructors10m
Week
2
4 hours to complete

Preventative Healthcare for the Newborn Baby

In this module, you review some of the medical interventions and skills to keep newborns healthy in the days and weeks after they have been born. You''ll apply your knowledge of medicines like Vitamin K and erythromycin and how they can prevent serious illnesses. screening tests like hearing screening and newborn blood screening that help to make sure that babies are set up for success right from the start. In review, analysis, and application, we'll cover jaundice, and application of the simple ways to identify and treat this common presentation and prevent any harm to babies....
14 videos (Total 66 min), 1 quiz
14 videos
Causes of Jaundice5m
Identifying Jaundice and Kernicterus3m
Measuring Bilirubin Levels3m
Treating Hyperbilirubinemia to Prevent Kernicterus3m
Phototherapy Treatment6m
Why is Newborn Screening Important?5m
Degrees and Implications of Hearing Loss3m
Newborn Hearing Screenings & Types of Screenings5m
What Happens After a Newborn Screening4m
Treatment for Hearing Loss2m
Vitamin K4m
Vitamin K Deficiency Bleeding (VKDB)7m
Hepatitis B6m
Week
3
4 hours to complete

The Newborn Assessment: Heart Health

Congenital heart diseases, that is, malformations of the heart that begin in fetal life and are present at birth, are some of the most common congenital anomalies. One percent of all children are born with cardiac anomalies. Of those, about 25% have critical congenital heart disease, heart disease that requires intervention during the first month of life in order to avoid death or disability. In the CCHD screening lectures from Course I, CCHD from Course 2 and its cases, you were introduced to the concept of congenital heart disease, when to think about it and how to diagnose it. These are important skills to master, as these congenital problems, when not treated, can result in disability and even death for your young patients. In this capstone module, you will be presented with two cases, one extensive, the other brief. These are meant to represent the range of heart disease that you may encounter in practice. You will be asked to evaluate these cases in several ways....
8 videos (Total 32 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
8 videos
Comparison of Fetal and Baby Blood Flow3m
Using Pulse Oximetry to Screen for CCHD6m
Fundamentals of Newborn Cardiac Exam4m
Heart Murmurs3m
Heart Case Studies: Part 16m
Heart Case Studies: Part 22m
Heart Case Studies: Part 32m
2 readings
CDC: Facts about Tetralogy of Fallot20m
CDC: Facts about Ventricular Septal Defect20m
Week
4
3 hours to complete

The Newborn Assessment: Lung Health

In this Capstone module on Lung Health Assessment, we will review normal components of the respiratory exam. In application, we will use this information to in case study analysis, to recognize “abnormal” respiratory exams in newborns, meaning recognition of physical exam findings consistent with respiratory distress. We will apply the information we learned about the respiratory exam to work through a case of a newborn with respiratory distress...
4 videos (Total 16 min), 1 quiz
4 videos
Lungs Case Studies: Part 16m
Lung Case Studies: Part 21m
Lungs Case Studies: Part 32m
Week
5
5 hours to complete

Comprehensive Assessment to Keep Newborn Babies Safe & Healthy

Learners, you are nearing the end of your training in the Care of the Newborn Baby. In this final Capstone segment, you will be asked to synthesize much of what you have learned about well newborn care. In the real world, this occurs in the outpatient setting. In some places, this visit would occur in an office or clinic. Another option is for a medical provider to visit the family in their home. Regardless of where the meeting takes place, the concerns are the same. In the following case, you will be presented with information regarding a newborn’s first visit to her primary care provider. You will be asked to explain how you would approach some of the aspects of baby’s care....
34 videos (Total 151 min), 1 quiz
34 videos
Vital Support: Loving & Caring for Baby4m
Interview: Same-sex parents3m
Interview: Same-sex Considerations2m
Interview: Same-sex Support4m
Skills: Weight and Measurements2m
The Newborn Exam: Introduction & Vital Signs5m
The Newborn Exam: Head Assessment4m
Breastfeeding Benefits1m
Key Breastfeeding Assessment Questions3m
Breastfeeding in Early Weeks4m
Breastfeeding Problems4m
Newborn Skin Concerns Part 14m
Newborn Skin Concerns: Part 27m
Newborn Rashes6m
Newborn Skin Lesions8m
What is Sudden Unexpected Infant Death (SUID)?3m
Infant Safe Sleep Environment5m
Why Do We Use Car Seats3m
Best Practices for Transporting Children Safely4m
Rear-Facing-Only and Convertible Seats2m
5 Steps for rear-Facing Car Seat Safety6m
Skills Video: Car Seat Safety1m
Pregnancy-Related Depression and Baby Blues4m
Treatment for Pregnancy-Related Mood & Anxiety Disorders4m
Lifestyle Tools for Prevention and Treatment4m
Paternal Depression3m
What is "Temperament"3m
Goodness of Fit5m
Coregulation4m
Calming a Crying Baby5m
The Crying Curve and Fussiness4m
Skills: More Newborn Skills5m
Skills: Providing Breathing Support2m

Instructors

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Christine Gold

MD, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Medical Director UCH Well Newborn Unit
Pediatrics
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Mary Kohn, MD

Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
Department of Pediatrics, University of Colorado School of Medicine
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Daniel Nicklas

Assistant Professor, Director of Primary Care Education for the Pediatrics Residency, Co-medical Director for the Pediatric Call Center
Department of Pediatrics

About University of Colorado System

The University of Colorado is a recognized leader in higher education on the national and global stage. We collaborate to meet the diverse needs of our students and communities. We promote innovation, encourage discovery and support the extension of knowledge in ways unique to the state of Colorado and beyond....

About the Newborn Baby Care Specialization

A newborn baby is an amazing beautiful life filled with hope. Unfortunately, many babies die or experience preventable harm even in 21st century. It is imperative that babies who are born healthy get off to a healthy start in the first month of life. There are some easy tenets of care to implement that help ensure that babies and families get off to a healthy start no matter where they are in the world. In this specialization learners will acquire the skills necessary for newborn baby care to optimize their health in the hours, days and weeks after they are born. The courses are designed to move the learner through the progression of care for healthy newborns in the first month of life. The first half of the specialization consists of clinical provisions such as initial medical interventions and screenings, health assessments and resulting diagnoses. The second half focuses on care provided at home including transport and sleep safety, nutrition, and parental and caregiver bonding....
Newborn Baby Care

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