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Retinopathy Of Prematurity
Dawn Boludaon 14 April 2011
Transcript of Retinopathy Of Prematurity
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