Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt
Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt
Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt
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Nashville, TN 37232

(615) 936-1000

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Basic Neonatal Care Class

Katie Judd

One-Day Course 

Coordinator: Katie Judd, RN, CCRN-Neo, BSN
Phone: (615) 322-6798

2017 Dates: email coordinator for upcoming dates

Time: 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. (lunch on your own)

Course Topics

  • Transition to Extrauterine Life and Safe Delivery Room Care
  • Physical and Gestational Age Assessment of the Neonate
  • Prenatal Environment and Neonatal Outcome
    • Pre-existing conditions
    • Maternal infections
    • Gestational conditions
    • Complications and concerns during labor and delivery
  • Substance use/abuse including Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome
  • Common issues in the neonate
    • RDS vs TTN
    • Meconium Aspiration Syndrome
    • Pneumothorax
    • Sepsis
    • Hyperbilirinemia and Hypoglycemia
    • Murmurs and CCHD screening
    • Metabolic issues and Newborn Screening Program
  • Late pre-term special considerations
  • Safe sleep
  • Lactation support

We strongly recommend nurses take NRP prior to taking the Basic Neonatal Care course.


For individual registration, download the Outreach Education Registration form linked below, complete the form and email it to the course coordinator.

If interested in group registration or on site education, please contact the course coordinator. We are able to come to your facility.

For Vanderbilt employees, register through The Learning Exchange (LMS) for the date/time of desired course.

The Vanderbilt Newborn Regionalization Program continues to provide formal neonatal care courses for Level I, Level II, and Level III neonatal personnel. Each hospital and/or healthcare professional will decide which Neonatal Care Course is necessary for his/her practice. Please contact individual course coordinators for further information.

Last Edited: July 21, 2017
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