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Understanding Hypoxic Iscehmic Encephalopathy (HIE) and Its Treatment

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  • This 2022 convention recording will describe the multiple causes and pathogenesis of neonatal encephalopathy, emphasizing hypoxic-ischemic injury. This session will approach the clinical features of this syndrome, how the diagnosis is made, and finally, current and potential future treatments.

    Presenter: Eduardo Perez, MD, NICU Medical Director, Pediatrix Medical Group Of Texas

    Learning Objectives:

    Explain the difference between neonatal encephalopathy in general and specific hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy (HIE).

    Recognize the importance of early HIE identification and the establishment of therapeutic hypothermia within 6 hours after birth.

    Level: LII: for nurses with experience of 2-6 years in WH, O, or N who achieve significant competence and aim for expertise in practice.

    Specialty: Neonatal

    Nursing Contact Hours: 

    1.75 nursing contact hours (CNE available until June 30, 2023)

    Requirements for Completion:

    Complete the activity in its entirety and complete a participant evaluation.

    AWHONN Accreditation Statement 

    Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses is accredited with distinction as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. Accredited status does not imply endorsement by AWHONN or the ANCC of any commercial products displayed or discussed in conjunction with an educational activity. AWHONN is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, provider # CEP580. 

    Tags: NICU Care, Newborn Care