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Understanding Neonatal Hypoglycemia

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Course Overview

Understanding Neonatal Hypoglycemia

Author: Hollie Dubroc

When caring for neonates, relying on your assessment and the whole clinical picture is crucial. Neonates can decline quickly with potentially only subtle indicators before becoming unstable. Neonatal hypoglycemia can result in seizures, heart failure, and brain damage when left untreated (5). Awareness of hypoglycemic identifiers including potential risk factors, signs and symptoms, or trends from baseline will help assist you to prompt recognition. 

Course Outline

  1. Introduction 
  2. Risk Factors & Causes of Neonatal Hypoglycemia 
  3. Signs & Symptoms  
  4. Monitoring & Screening  
  5. Diagnosis: Acute & Chronic 
  6. Treatment  
  7. Non-Treatment Implications  
  8. Patient Education 
  9. References 

Accreditation Statement

Nursing CE Central is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

In this course we will discuss neonatal hypoglycemia. It will take the average learner 120 minutes to complete.

Course Objectives

After completing this course, the learner will be able to:

  1. Explain risk factors for neonatal hypoglycemia.  
  2. Identify signs and symptoms for neonates with hypoglycemia. 
  3. Define treatment for hypoglycemia. 
  4. Recognize consequences of untreated hypoglycemia in neonates. 
  5. Describe ongoing assessment techniques for neonatal hypoglycemia. 

Target Audience

  • Registered Nurses (RN)
  • Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRN)
  • Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN/LVN)

Requirement for Completion

  1. Enrollment in the course by the learner
  2. Read and learn all course materials
  3. Complete the course evaluation
  4. Attest and testify learning of the course materials

Accreditations + Approvals

  • American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) (P0614)
  • California Board of Registered Nursing (CEP 17418)
  • Kentucky Board of Nursing (7-0090)
  • Louisiana State Board of Nursing (58)
  • New York State Department of Education (IC 208)
  • Florida Board of Nursing (50-23983)

Conflict of Interest Statement

Nursing CE Central nor any of the authors, planners, content experts or any contributors have a commercial interest nor were influenced by commercial interests in the creation of this course, financially or otherwise.

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Course created on: July 28, 2021

Course Expires on: July 28, 2024

Course Offering: #114