Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP)

Neo Consult

Educator: Neo Consult
Course Duration: 60 minutes

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This course has been designed for nurses working in a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. The goal is to prevent visual impairment and blindness due to retinopathy of prematurity (ROP), which is a major course of childhood blindness and mainly affects extremely preterm infants. Uncontrolled oxygen supplementation and poor neonatal monitoring are important factors contributing to increased ROP risk, even in more mature infants. Nurses caring for very preterm infants need programmes promoting adherence to oxygen saturation targets and avoidance of hyperoxia, through the implementation of appropriate alarm levels, education of healthcare professionals, oxygen titration guidelines.

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