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EMS 191 Neonatal Resuscitation Program
Credit Hours:  1.0
Effective Term: Fall 2013
SUN#: None
AGEC: (None)  
Credit Breakdown: 1 Lecture
Times for Credit: 2
Grading Option: A/F

Description: Didactic and psychomotor skill education and training in techniques of newborn resuscitation. Discussion in causes, prevention and management of mild to severe neonatal asphyxia are carefully explained.
Prior to course completion, students must present the instructor with a Neonatal Resuscitation course completion certificate from the American Academy of Pediatrics. Students pay testing fee online/directly to American Academy of Pediatrics. URL: www.aap.org/nrp

Prerequisites: EMS125 or equivalent

Corequisites: None

Recommendations: None

Measurable Student Learning Outcomes
1. (Application Level) Apply Bag-Valve-Mask and ventilate a simulated patient.
2. (Application Level) Perform endotracheal intubation.
3. (Analysis Level) Interpret ECG rhythms for newborns and treat any dysrhythmias.
4. (Evaluation Level) Treat neonatal life-threatening problems with selected medications carried in the Advanced Life Support personnel's drug box.
5. (Synthesis Level) Perform all the skills in the basic life support professional rescuer for newborns.
6. (Evaluation Level) Identify and use the Inverted Pyramid of Neonatal Resuscitation to treat patients.
Internal/External Standards Accreditation
1. Complete the final examination to demonstrate a minimum competency level of 80%.
2. American Academy of Pediatrics, current NRP guidelines and outcomes(http://www.aap.org/nrp/nrpmain.html)
3. American Heart Association Newborn Resuscitation level, current edition. URL: http://www.heart.org/HEARTORG/HealthcareResearch/GetWithTheGuidelines-Resuscitation/Recognition-from-Get-With-The-Guidelines-Resuscitation_UCM_314500_Article.jsp