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Competency Statements, Test Content Outline and Study Resources

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Mother Fetus

Factors Affecting the Fetus and Newborn (Antepartum, Intrapartum and Postpartum)

Associated Competencies

Demonstrate knowledge of maternal, fetal, and neonatal anatomy, physiology, pharmacology and nutrition

Identify antepartal, intrapartal and postpartal risk factors related to the mother, fetus and neonate

Assessment & Evaluation of Intrauterine Environment

Fetal Anatomy and Physiology

Fetal Assessment

Lung maturation studies

Nonstress testing

Biophysical profile

Alpha-fetoprotein/triple screening

Cord gases

Maternal Factors and Complications Affecting the Fetus/Neonate

Medical Conditions

Maternal age

Chronic hypertension

Diabetes

Blood disorders

Infectious diseases

Pregnancy Related

Gestational hypertension/eclampsia/HELLP syndrome

Amniotic fluid disorders

Polyhydramnios

Oligohydramnios

Maternal hemorrhage

Placental abruption

Placenta previa

Multiple gestations

Postdatism

Complications of Labor

Use of anesthesia and analgesia

Abnormal labor patterns

Abnormal fetal heart rate patterns

Operative birth

Life-style and Environmental Conditions

Substance use

Teratogen exposure

Medication use

Candidate Guide:  LOW RISK NEONATAL NURSING

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