The importance of Preterm Birth History after the NICU
Preterm birth is a component of a child’s health history that has implications far beyond the neonatal period and the NICU. This presentation will highlight the health and educational implications of preterm birth in childhood, adolescence and into adulthood. Suggestions regarding the primary care providers role in supporting the child and family.
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This continuing education activity is administered by the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (NAPNAP) as an Agency providing continuing education credit. Individuals who complete this program and earn a 70% or higher score on the post test will be awarded 1.0 NAPNAP contact hour.
Pediatric-focused advanced practice registered nurses
Following completion of this learning module, the participant will be able to:
- Describe the childhood health risks associated with a history of preterm birth.
- Describe the adolescent & adult health risks associated with a history of preterm birth.
- Describe the educational implications associated with a history of preterm birth.
- Describe the implications of exposure to poverty and toxic stress for those born preterm.
- Describe the role of the primary care provider in supporting the child and family.
Michelle M. Kelley, PhD, CRNP, Assistant Professor, M. Louise Fitzpatrick College of Nursing, Villanova University, Villanova, PA
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- 1.00 Contact hours