GOLD Learning Speakers

United States

Leigh Ann Cates-McGlinn, PhD, APRN, NNP-BC, RRT-NPS, CHSE

  • Speaker Type: GOLD Neonatal 2019, Neonatal Assessment Series 1-5
  • Country: United States
Biography:

Dr. Leigh Ann Cates-McGlinn's academic qualifications include a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) from The Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences at the University of Texas Medical Branch Galveston, Texas, Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) from The Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC, an Associates in Applied Science (AAS) - Nursing and Respiratory Care each from Odessa College in Odessa, Texas. She maintains national certification as a Neonatal Nurse Practitioner (NNP-BC) and registered respiratory therapist (RRT) and is recognized by North Carolina Board of Nurse Examiners as a Registered Nurse (RN) and Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN). Dr. Cates-McGlinn also holds a subspecialty certification in pediatric and neonatal respiratory care (NPS) and is certified as a healthcare simulation educator (CHSE). She has over 25 years of clinical experience; over 11 years are as neonatal nurse practitioner (NNP). Academically, she has taught over 11 years in NNP programs across the country. Dr. Cates-McGlinn specializes in research, presentations, workshops, and courses using hi-fidelity simulation and neonatal procedure labs. She is recently published and serves as reviewer for multiple healthcare journals. For more information please visit http://leighannmcglinn.myefolio.com

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Neonatal Arrhythmias: Interpretation & Treatment
Newborn arrhythmias are relatively common, occurring in up to 90% of neonates. Although many of those arrhythmias are benign, practitioners should be aware of the more common life-threatening rhythm and conduction disturbances that can affect neonates. This presentation will review the principles for identifying common benign and life threatening neonatal arrhythmias including premature atrial and ventricular contractions, atrioventricular block, congenital complete heart block, supraventricular tachycardias, and ventricular tachycardias and fibrillation. In addition, this presentation will examine common treatment modalities including medications, cardioversion and defibrillation. Finally, this presentation will correlate rhythm identification with treatment modalities in the neonatal population.
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Module 1 - Obtaining a Complete Neonatal History
A complete neonatal history is vital to aiding the provider in the development of an accurate plan of care. It also serves as a tool to evaluate for real or potential issues or complications. In this module we will discuss the significance and timing of gathering a history, the primary features included in a neonatal history and will lay the foundations for the development of a differential diagnosis or initial impression.
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Module 2- Assessment of Gestational Age
An accurate estimation of gestational age is key in planning and providing care for the neonate. Understanding fetal growth patterns and the neonates gestational age help the provider identify and plan for those at risk. Gestational age can help determine morbidity and mortality and direct providers in advising families regarding plan of care. Finally, accurate gestational age determination guides research and application to clinical practice. In this module we define frequently used terminology when discussing gestational age, list the primary features and describe the process of determining gestational age.
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Module 3- Integumentary Assessment
The skin provides valuable information for the neonatal provider. The skin provides information regarding the neonates. Through palpation and inspection, a provider can determine the general health including nutrition, organ system function, and expression of systemic or cutaneous disease. The skin also provides important clues for determining gestational age. In this module we define frequently used integumentary terminology, explain integumentary anatomy and physiology, describe the process of a neonatal integumentary exam, and list common neonatal skin variations and lesions.
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Module 4-Neurological Assessment
The nervous system provides crucial data for the neonatal provider regarding physiologic function and developmental milestones. Alterations in the neonatal neurological exam can be a result of genetic, environmental, and maternal factors. In this module we explain neurological development & physiology, describe the process of a neonatal neurologic exam, and list common neonatal neurologic conditions.
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Module 5-Musculoskeletal Assessment
the musculoskeletal system is the framework for the neonate’s physical activity. Variations in this exam provides a foundation for future exams and can verify abnormalities such as spinal or extremity malformations. In this module we define frequently used musculoskeletal terminology, describe the process of a neonatal musculoskeletal exam, list common neonatal musculoskeletal conditions.
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