Maternal Newborn Nursing Exam Review

Sign-in begins at 7:30 am. The day includes a one-hour lunch (on your own), as well as a morning and afternoon break of 15 minutes each. The order of lectures presented and break times may vary according to speaker preference.

Agenda

Day 1, 8:00 am to 4:00 pm

  • Understanding the NCC Examination
    Preparing for the Examination | Taking the Examination | Reference Review
Factors Affecting Maternal/Neonatal Outcomes (10%)
  • Maternal Health Status
    Obstetrical History | Antepartum Physiologic Changes | Lab Values
  • Antepartum Risk Factors and Complications
    Hypertension | Diabetes | Cardiac Disease | Antepartum Infectious Bacterial and Viral | Anemias: Iron Deficiency and Folic Acid | Substance Abuse | Preterm Labor | Multiple Gestation
  • Fetal Assessment
    Ultrasound | Non-Stress Test | Biophysical Profile | Maturation Studies
  • Intrapartal Factors
    Regional Complications | Complications of Labor | Cord Gases

Day 2, 8:00 am to 3:00 pm
Maternal Assessment/Management in Postpartum Period (44%)
  • Physiologic Changes | Comprehensive Assessment
  • Postpartum Complications
    Hemorrhage | Infections | Thrombophlebitis | Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation (DIC)
  • Lactation and Newborn Feeding
    Anatomy and Physiology | Hormonal Influences | Breastmilk Composition | Breastfeeding Complications | Bottle Feeding
Newborn Assessment & Management (44%)
  • Transition to Extrauterine Life
    Initial Physiological Adaptions | Thermoregulation
  • Physical Assessment
    Gestational Age | Systems Review | Complications
Aspects of Professional Practice (2%)
  • Ethical Principles | Nursing Liability

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