Neurodevelopmental Management: Neuroprotection & Injury Prevention
Premature neonates are at risk for brain injury due to their developing neuroanatomy. There are many factors in the caring for these fragile babies that increase their risk. This presentation reviews pathogenesis of and key strategies for neuroprotection from preterm brain injury including white matter injury and intraventricular hemorrhage.
1. Name two neuroprotective practices to implement in the care of the small baby to prevent intraventricular hemorrhage.
2. Identify two care strategies to improve neurodevelopmental protection for small babies.
Total CE 0.9
NCC Code NNP 2 or 7 = 0.9
NCC Code NIC 2 or 7 = 0.9
NCC Code LRN 3 or 7 = 0.9
Rx = 0.2
*This presentation was included in the Small Baby Care Specialist® Program
Mindy is a doctoral prepared neonatal clinician with an aptitude for application of evidence into practice. She has experienced and mastered many roles working in the NICU for over 30 years. She has first-authored two papers demonstrating the application of evidence into practice with positive clinical outcomes while supporting a team-based approach to care. Her foundational core is an enthusiasm for quality and improving the patient, family, and team experience in the NICU. She is a faculty member for the Vermont Oxford Network (VON) Quality Improvement Collaborative, Micropremature Homeroom. Care of the Extremely Low Birth Weight Infant is Mindy’s ardent focus. Her respect for the resiliency of the ELBW infant inspires her to share her extensive knowledge and expertise by designing programs and tools to improve the multidisciplinary team’s model of care for this vulnerable population.