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Retinopathy Of Prematurity

This is a hybrid course that will explain interventions by nurses to improve the use of oxygen monitoring in the neonate that is at risk for Retinopathy Of Prematurity
by Dawn Boluda on 14 April 2011

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Transcript of Retinopathy Of Prematurity

Retinopathy of prematurity, which mostly occurs in premature babies, is a disease that causes abnormal blood vessel growth in the retina. 15,000 Infants a year are diagnosed with ROP
1,500 a year require Laser/Cryotherapy
4,300 have serious retinal scars
Currently each year 400 infants are blinded


What can nurses do to decrease the incidence rate???????? My name is Dawn Boluda and I will be your instructor for this course. A little background on me. I have been a NICU nurse for five years and have seen the importance of this topic in practice. As a new NICU nurse after completing this course you will be more confident in caring for infants at risk for Retinopthy Of Prematurity. Retinopathy Of Prematurity Wonder was born on May 13, 1950 in Saginaw, Michigan. He was a premature baby, and because the blood vessels at the back of his eyes had not yet reached the front, a growth spurt caused the retinas to detach and left him permanently blinded. This disease is known as Retinopathy of prematurity (ROP), and while it may have been exacerbated by the oxygen pumped into his incubator
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