Care of the ELBW Infant

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Care of the Extreme Low Birth Weight Infant - Course Summary

  1. Course Overview
  2. Course Topics
  3. Course Objectives
This one-day course provides the advanced knowledge and skills required to care of an extreme low birth weight infant. The course comprises a mix of theory and practice that can be applied in an NICU setting. The course introduces the concept of developmentally supportive care and promotes positive neuro-behavioural outcomes.

Course topics include:

  • Definition of Extreme Low Birthweight
  • Thermoregulation
  • ELBW skin care
  • Developmental care
  • Common complications in ELBW infants
  • Intra-Ventricular Hemorrhage (IVH)
  • Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP)
  • ELBW infection risks

On completion of the course, you should be able to:

  • Understand insensible water loss in extreme premature babies
  • Practice correct positioning techniques
  • Identify and apply evidence-based best practice in premature skin care
  • Understand the importance of electrolyte and fluid balance
  • Identify the risk factors associated with enteral and parenteral feeding for premature infants

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