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

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Neonatal Care: Beyond Basics

Katie Judd

Two-day course

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

2017 Dates: email coordinator for upcoming course dates

Course Topics

  • Fluid & Electrolytes
    • Losses, ways to prevent
    • Presentation of fluid depletion and excess
    • Electrolyte imbalances, tests, s/s
  • Nutrition
    • Calorie requirements
    • Tpn/IL
    • Enteral feedings
    • Initiation of oral feedings
    • Intolerance
  • Body Systems:
    • GU/Renal/Endocrine       
      • Hypospadias, Ambiguous genitalia, Hernias, Bladder Extrophy
      • Hypoplastic Kidneys, Hydronephrosis, Polycystic kidneys, Acute Renal Failure
      • Hyperthyroidism, Congenital Hypothyroidism, Congenital Adrenal Hypoplasia
    • Respiratory        
      • VentilationTypes
      • BPD, CLD
    • Neuro               
      • IVH, PVL, Subgaleal bleeds, HIE/therapeutic body cooling
      • Spinal cord defects, anencephaly/microcephaly/hydrocephalus
      • Seizures
    • Cardiac             
      • Murmur differentiation
      • Common Congenital Disorders
    • GI                    
      • NEC, Ophalacele, Gastroschisis, Imperforate anus, Meconium ileus/plug, Malrotation/Volvulus, Duodenal Atresia/Stenosis
    • Integumentary/Skeletal                
      • IV infiltrates
      • Osteogenesis imperfecta
      • Dwarfism
    • EENT               
      • ROP
      • TEF, Choanal atresia, Laryngeal web
      • Pierre Robin, cleft lip/palate
    • Hematology/Immunology
    • Blood Transfusions
  • Genetics/Congenital Abnormalities            
    • VACTERAL, Potter’s syndrome, Trisomy disorders, Turner’s syndrome
  • Preterm Special Considerations                 
    • Developmental care (especially late preterm)
    • Special considerations for medication administration

We strongly recommend that nurses take S.T.A.B.L.E prior to taking the Level II (Beyond Basics) Course.


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

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

For Vanderbilt employees, please 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 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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