ROP- Past, Present, and Future

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    Overview:

    Premature infants are at risk for developing Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP) during their stay in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) as a result of: (1) immature retinal vasculature and (2) immature respiratory system, with the associated need for supplemental oxygen and mechanical ventilation.

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    Learning Objective:

    At the end of this presentation, you will be able to describe at least one therapeutic intervention and its rationale for use (or rationale for discontinuation) related to the care of infants with ROP.

Sharon Carter, NNP

Neonatal NP & Mother of Premature Triplets

Sharon Carter is a Neonatal Nurse Practitioner at Riverside University Health System, as well as a mother of teenage triplets born at 27 weeks. Sharon has a passion for developmental and family-centered care, and leads many quality improvement initiatives in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit related to Infection Control, ROP, and Thermoregulation.

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This presentation has been approved for 1 contact hour of nursing continuing education by gRN NICU Consulting, Inc - CA BRN CEP #15417.

Continuing education may be eligible for other disciplines.  Please check your eligibility for "other" contact hours.