This course is designed to assist the neonatal-pediatric healthcare provider in performing patient assessment, gathering appropriate information, and using pertinent clinical information to make clinical decisions in the treatment of infants and children with congenital heart defects. Successful completion of this course requires passing the post-course with a score of 70% or higher.

This course was developed in partnership with Duke Pediatric Critical Care.

This activity is approved for 5.0 CRCE.

This continuing nursing education activity was approved by the Ohio Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. (OBN-001-91) Approval valid through 6/14/18.
ONA approval #18983, Contact hours: 5.0

Please contact Shawna Strickland at shawna.strickland@aarc.org for more information. Dr. Cheifetz discloses a relationship with Philips (medical advisor). None of the other faculty or planning committee have relationships to disclose.

This course was sponsored in part by an unrestricted educational grant from

Seminar Information
Seminar Date:
January 01, 2017
Expiration Date:
December 31, 2017 11:55 PM
Seminar Objectives
  • Chapter 1: Introduction to Congenital Heart Defects - Discuss the prevalence and incidence of congenital heart defects in the United States; explain the differences between fetal cardiac anatomy/blood flow pattern to that of the adult (post-fetal transition); identify pertinent patient assessment outcomes that indicate potential congenital heart defect in the neonatal patient; recommend diagnostic tests to detect a congenital heart defect in the neonatal population
  • Chapter 2: Increased Pulmonary Blood Flow - Describe the pathophysiology of the left-to-right shunt; identify common lesions that create increased pulmonary blood flow; identify physical signs and symptoms associated with CHD with increased pulmonary blood flow; recommend diagnostic tests to confirm CHD with increased pulmonary blood flow; list treatment options, both surgical and non-surgical, for the patient with these types of lesions; discuss post-surgical and long-term expectations for clinical interventions and outcomes for the patient with these types of lesions
  • Chapter 3: Decreased Pulmonary Blood Flow - Describe the pathophysiology of the right-to-left shunt; identify common lesions that create decreased pulmonary blood flow; identify physical signs and symptoms associated with CHD with decreased pulmonary blood flow; recommend diagnostic tests to confirm CHD with decreased pulmonary blood flow; list treatment options, both surgical and non-surgical, for the patient with these types of lesions; discuss post-surgical and long-term expectations for clinical interventions and outcomes for the patient with these types of lesions
  • Chapter 4: Mixed Pulmonary Blood Flow - Describe the pathophysiology of the shunt; identify common lesions that create mixed pulmonary blood flow; identify physical signs and symptoms associated with CHD with mixed pulmonary blood flow; recommend diagnostic tests to confirm CHD with mixed pulmonary blood flow; list treatment options, both surgical and non-surgical, for the patient with these types of lesions; discuss post-surgical and long-term expectations for clinical interventions and outcomes for the patient with these types of lesions
  • Chapter 5: Left Side Obstructive Lesions - Describe the pathophysiology of the obstructions; identify common lesions that create obstructed pulmonary blood flow; identify physical signs and symptoms associated with CHD with obstructed pulmonary blood flow; recommend diagnostic tests to confirm CHD with obstructed pulmonary blood flow; list treatment options, both surgical and non-surgical, for the patient with these types of lesions; discuss post-surgical and long-term expectations for clinical interventions and outcomes for the patient with these types of lesions
  • Chapter 6: Cardiorespiratory Interactions - Describe the indications and effects of mechanical ventilation on right and left heart function and on the pulmonary vasculature in the healthy heart and on the heart with a lesion; discuss the indications and implication of supplemental oxygen on the clinical outcomes for patients with various lesions; discuss the indications and implications of subambient oxygen on the clinical outcomes for patients various lesions
Introduction to Congenital Heart Defects

At the end of this presentation, the learner will be able to:

  • Discuss the prevalence and incidence of congenital heart defects in the United States
  • Explain the differences between fetal cardiac anatomy/blood flow pattern to that of the adult (post-fetal transition)
  • Identify pertinent patient assessment outcomes that indicate potential congenital heart defect in the neonatal patient
  • Recommend diagnostic tests to detect a congenital heart defect in the neonatal population

This video is approximately 32 minutes in length.

Dr. Vesel has no relationships to disclose.

Speaker Information
Travis Vesel MD, FCCM   [ view bio ]
Increased Pulmonary Blood Flow (Left-to-Right Shunt)

At the end of this presentation, the learner will be able to:

  • Describe the pathophysiology of the left-to-right shunt
  • Identify common lesions that create increased pulmonary blood flow
  • Identify physical signs and symptoms associated with CHD with increased pulmonary blood flow
  • Recommend diagnostic tests to confirm CHD with increased pulmonary blood flow
  • List treatment options, both surgical and non-surgical, for the patient with these types of lesions
  • Discuss post-surgical and long-term expectations for clinical interventions and outcomes for the patient with these types of lesions

This video is approximately 1 hour and 4 minutes in length.

Dr. Hornik has no relationships to disclose.

Speaker Information
Christoph Hornik MD, MPH  [ view bio ]
Decreased Pulmonary Blood Flow (Right-to-Left Shunt)

At the end of this presentation, the learner will be able to:

  • Describe the pathophysiology of the right-to-left shunt
  • Identify common lesions that create decreased pulmonary blood flow
  • Identify physical signs and symptoms associated with CHD with decreased pulmonary blood flow
  • Recommend diagnostic tests to confirm CHD with decreased pulmonary blood flow
  • List treatment options, both surgical and non-surgical, for the patient with these types of lesions
  • Discuss post-surgical and long-term expectations for clinical interventions and outcomes for the patient with these types of lesions

This video is approximatley 59 minutes in length.

Dr. Camitta has no relationships to disclose.

Speaker Information
Michael Camitta MD   [ view bio ]
Mixed Pulmonary Blood Flow

At the end of this presentation, the learner will be able to:

  • Describe the pathophysiology of the shunt
  • Identify common lesions that create mixed pulmonary blood flow
  • Identify physical signs and symptoms associated with CHD with mixed pulmonary blood flow
  • Recommend diagnostic tests to confirm CHD with mixed pulmonary blood flow
  • List treatment options, both surgical and non-surgical, for the patient with these types of lesions
  • Discuss post-surgical and long-term expectations for clinical interventions and outcomes for the patient with these types of lesions

This video is approximately 60 minutes in length.

Dr. Turi has no relationships to disclose.

Speaker Information
Jennifer Turi MD   [ view bio ]
Left Side Obstructive Lesions

At the end of this presentation, the learner will be able to:

  • Describe the pathophysiology of the obstructions
  • Identify common lesions that create obstructed pulmonary blood flow
  • Identify physical signs and symptoms associated with CHD with obstructed pulmonary blood flow
  • Recommend diagnostic tests to confirm CHD with obstructed pulmonary blood flow
  • List treatment options, both surgical and non-surgical, for the patient with these types of lesions
  • Discuss post-surgical and long-term expectations for clinical interventions and outcomes for the patient with these types of lesions

This video is approximately 53 minutes in length.

Dr. Meliones has no relationships to disclose.

Speaker Information
Jon Meliones MD, MS, FCCM   [ view bio ]
Cardiorespiratory Interactions: The Heart-Lung Connection

At the end of this presentation, the learner will be able to:

  • Describe the indications and effects of mechanical ventilation on right and left heart function and on the pulmonary vasculature in the healthy heart and on the heart with a lesion
  • Discuss the indications and implication of supplemental oxygen on the clinical outcomes for patients with various lesions
  • Discuss the indications and implications of subambient oxygen on the clinical outcomes for patients various lesions

This video is approximately 34 minutes in length.

Dr. Cheifetz discloses relationships with Philips (medical advisor).

Speaker Information
Ira Cheifetz MD, FCCM, FAARC   [ view bio ]
Individual topic purchase: Selected
American Association for Respiratory Care
Continuing Respiratory Care Education: 5.00
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