Masterclass: Neonatal Care
This 1-week intensive short course is packed with essential information that will help you understand these critical patients better, and to be able to treat them more effectively when they are in your clinic.
This course includes:
Neonatal patients are different! They lack physiological reserve to cope with disease and stress, have high demand for fluid and glucose, and a limited number of clinical signs they are able to show when they are unwell.
This 1-week intensive short course is packed with essential information that will help you understand these critical patients better, and to be able to treat them more effectively when they are in your clinic. With 3 live tutorials, we’ll cover the normal neonate, the approach to the sick neonate, fluid therapy, and management of specific neonatal conditions, including sepsis, toxic milk syndrome, neonatal isoerythrolysis and much more!
At the conclusion of this course, the participant will have a sound knowledge of:
- The physiology of the normal neonate, including the cardiovascular response to hypovolaemia, the rate of liver and kidney maturation, normal blood values of commonly measured serum biochemistry and haematology samples
- The impact of neonatal physiology on dosage requirements for commonly used medications, including analgesics, sedatives, antibiotics and fluid therapy
- The approach to the sick neonate, including aspects of the physical examination, fluid therapy, nutritional support, and patient monitoring
- The use of the APGAR scoring system to assist determination of neonatal viability
- Key aspects of toxic milk syndrome, neonatal septicaemia, neonatal isoerythrolysis, hypovolaemia/shock, and inherited cardiac diseases.
When is it?
Time: 19:30 AEDT [Sydney] | 21:30 NZDT [Auckland]