MedEd Learning Experience NIRS and monitoring regional oximetry in neonatology

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Our discussions on the utility of NIRS and monitoring regional oximetry in neonatology will feature conversations with Dr. Muzafar Gani Abdul Wahab, Dr. Yasser Elsayed, Dr. Jonathan Mintzer, Dr. Scott Duncan, Dr. Ronald Bronicki, and Terri Marin. These discussions will be centered around topics like the utility of NIRS monitoring, interpreting NIRS oximetry, addressing challenges associated with premature neonates, and more. The goal of this program is to get closer to the patient and delve into the challenges and impact of each technology in practice.

Introduction: NIRS monitoring in the NICU

How does NIRS monitoring work and why should it be a part of monitoring protocols in the NICU? Two leading neonatologists, Dr. Muzafar Gani Abdul Wahab and Dr. Yasser Elsayed, discuss the matter in detail in this extended podcast episode.

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Part 1: How is NIRS used in a "routine" monitoring paradigm?

How is NIRS used in a “routine” monitoring paradigm? Dr. Jonathan Mintzer, NICU/Well-Baby Nursery Medical Director at Mountainside Medical Center, explains the process.

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Part 2: NIRS as a "responsive" monitoring technique

Can NIRS be used as a “responsive” monitoring technique? Dr. Jonathan Mintzer describes the potential utility and shares his insights.

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Part 3: Cerebral and non-cerebral uses of NIRS monitoring

Dr. Jonathan Mintzer discusses examples of both cerebral and non-cerebral uses of NIRS monitoring.

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Part 4: What is NIRS monitoring?

We dive into near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) with Dr. Scott Duncan, Professor and Chief Division of Neonatal Medicine Department of Pediatrics at University of Louisville School of Medicine.

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Part 5: Therapeutic options with the NIRS monitor

What are some therapeutic options with the NIRS monitor in the NICU? Dr. Scott Duncan walks through some of the available options.

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Part 6: Challenges associated with premature neonates

What are common challenges associated with premature neonates that can benefit from NIRS monitoring? Dr. Scott Duncan shares his insights.

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Part 7: How NIRS may influence care in the first few days of life

How may NIRS influence care in the first few days of a neonate's life? Dr. Scott Duncan shares his first-hand expertise.

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Part 8: How NIRS may influence care in anemic and shock patients

Anemic and shock patients can encounter unique challenges, and NIRS may be able to help in some cases. Dr. Scott Duncan explains more on our podcast.

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Part 9: Interpreting NIRS oximetry

How do you interpret NIRS oximetry? Dr. Ronald Bronicki, Professor of Pediatrics at Baylor College of Medicine, Section of Critical Care Medicine & Cardiology at Texas Children’s Hospital, shares his expertise.

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Part 10: Why use regional oxygen saturation with neonate patients?

Why is it important to use regional oxygen saturation with neonates? Dr. Jonathan Mintzer, an expert in this space, shares his thought process.

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Part 11: What is the goal of NIRS monitoring?

NIRS monitoring is important, but what is the goal? We discuss the "why" behind NIRS monitoring with Dr. Jonathan Mintzer.

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Part 12: How can NIRS be valuable in clinical practice with neonates?

How can the use of NIRS be valuable in clinical practice with neonates? Dr. Scott Duncan shares his perspective on the matter.

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Part 13: How can NIRS be valuable in managing hypertension in neonates?

How can NIRS be valuable in managing hypertension in neonates?

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Part 14: How can NIRS be valuable in assessing ventilation in neonates?

Can NIRS be valuable in assessing neonatal ventilation? Dr. Scott Duncan answers this question.

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Part 15: How can NIRS be valuable in assessing resuscitation in neonates?

How can NIRS be valuable in assessing resuscitation in neonates? Dr. Scott Duncan shares his experience.

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Part 16: How does the INVOS™ monitor work?

How does the INVOS™ monitor work? Terri Marin, PhD, NNP-BC, FAANP at Augusta University, dives into the subject. Regional oximetry is an adjunctive technology that should not be used as the sole basis for diagnosis or clinical decision-making.

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Part 17: How can the INVOS™ monitor be used in real-time assessments?

Terri Marin shares how the INVOS™ monitor can be used in real-time assessments during our final segment in this series. Regional oximetry is an adjunctive technology that should not be used as the sole basis for diagnosis or clinical decision-making.

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