Course introduction: Globally, there is a growing scarcity of qualified ophthalmologists to complete ROP screening exams, yet Neonatal Intensive Care Units must provide comprehensive screening capabilities for Retinopathy of Prematurity
Globally, there is a growing scarcity of qualified ophthalmologists to complete ROP screening exams, yet Neonatal Intensive Care Units must provide comprehensive screening capabilities for Retinopathy of Prematurity to provide appropriate care for their term infants. This ON DEMAND Event of a very informative previously broadcast eSeminar will discuss how through the use of telemedicine and digital retinal fundus photography, nurses can aid in battling the growing challenges of low ophthalmologist availability, geographical and distance challenges and bring expert care to infants around the world, independent of location. Screening can be performed at a time that meets infant and family needs – and images reviewed and reported at a time then convenient for the ophthalmologist. Shifting to a nurse-driven telemedicine program from traditional methods of ROP screening can seem daunting for registered nurses. Armed with the right tools and resources, this course will discuss how registered nurses can be empowered to run very successful and comprehensive ROP Screening exams within their home NICUs. It concludes with an extremely informative Q&A Forum!
At the conclusion of this seminar the participants will be able to:
• Compare the benefits of telemedicine ROP Screening with traditional ROP Screening
• Identify potential barriers to telemedicine program creation within the NICU
• Discuss the key elements of building a successful hybrid, interdisciplinary telemedicine screening program
• Identify training practices for the initial and ongoing competency validation of Registered Nurses as Screening Specialists
• Examine the benefits of a nurse-driven ROP telemedicine program
This course is valid for 1.0 CE Contact hours.
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Natus Medical Incorporated is a Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number 16614, for 1.0 contact hours
5 (Monday) 12:00 am - 11 (Sunday) 12:00 pm EDT
Speakers for this event
Edyta Lytle RN, BSN, has 13 years of experience working bedside as a Registered Nurse in Level III Neonatal Intensive Care with an additional three years of nursing leadership experience creating and managing the nation’s first nurse-driven, hospital-based ROP Screening Telemedicine Program encompassing four busy NICUs. Edyta enjoys coupling her passion for excellent neonatal care with teaching and consulting other institutions in helping to augment the success of their individualized telemedicine programs for digital wide-angle ocular fundus photography and ROP Screening. Edyta believes that all infants should be able to have access to high-quality, consistent expert ophthalmic care, regardless of their location.