Newborn Assessment and Care
This course provides the graduate nurse-midwifery student with a theoretical and practical knowledge of the immediate care of the neonate including newborn resuscitation, with an emphasis on the first six weeks of newborn life. Normal physiology and family centered management skills are emphasized. The students are encouraged to provide care that recognizes and respects the cultural dynamics of the family. Pathophysiology is also covered to familiarize the nurse-midwife with various interventions when deviations from the normal are encountered. This course will include a clinical component that will conclude with a clinical check out on newborn physical assessment.