Initial Discussion Post:
The identification of congenital heart defects in the newborn can be complicated.
Locate a journal article published in the United states discussing pulse oximetry screening for congenital heart disease in the newborn. After reading the article discuss the following:
• Identify two (2) variables needed to promote the accuracy of pulse oximetry results in the newborn. Discuss why these variables are important to address.
• Describe two (2) benefits and two (2) limitations to performing a pulse oximetry on all newborns.
• Select one (1) of the six QSEN competencies and discuss how this competency can be used to make pulse oximetry screening in the newborn a reality to improve patient outcomes.
Base your initial posts on your readings and research of this topic.
The Identification of Congenital Heart Defects in the Newborn Can Be Complicated Name Institution Date Promoting the accuracy of pulse oximetry results in the newborn A relevant study on pulse oximetry in newborns is, “The nurse champion model for advancing newborn screening of critical congenital heart disease (CHDD). In the study, Farner, et al., (2014), highlight the case for nurse champions to implement effective nurse educational programs for screening