Introduction to Infant Care

Self-Directed Learning


One of the core values of BAYADA Home Health Care is "Excellence". A key result of this value is that home health care services will be provided to our clients with the highest professional, ethical and safety standards. Toward this end, it is our goal to prepare nurses with current pediatric experience with a refresher to provide care to our infant clients. This refresher course will assist in preparing you to complete the infant exam and begin a precepting assignment with an infant.


Criteria for Successful Completion of Activity

  • Complete all lessons in the Self-Directed Learning
  • Complete evaluation with electronic signature
  • BAYADA Pediatric employees, please submit your CE certificate to your office

Target Audience



Learning Objectives

By the end of this educational activity the learner will be able to:

  • Describe how to monitor infant growth and explain the basics of infant measurement
  • List infant safety precautions, guidelines and how to prevent SIDS
  • List the characteristics of a premature infant, concept of adjusted age and describe the ongoing problems of prematurity
  • List the guidelines for perfoming an inital and general infant assessment
  • List steps to taking an infant's temperature, pulse, respirations and blood pressure
  • Identify infant responses to pain and how to use the non-verbal pain assessment tool
  • Assess an infant's head, eyes, ears, nose and mouth
  • Assess infant skin and recognize various rashes and birth marks
  • Explain the difference between an infant and adult respiratory system, airway and ribs
  • Recognize and respond to respiratory distress in infants
  • Describe bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD) and persistent pulmonary hypertension of the newborn (PPHN)
  • Assess cardiac output, describe congestive heart failure (CHF) and list common congential heart defects in infants
  • Explain the anatomical differences of an infant's gastrointestinal (GI) system
  • Describe signs of dehydration and fluid requirements for infants
  • Administer medications and provide proper blood glucose management to infants


Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 3.50 Participation
Course opens: 
Course expires: 

No relevant conflict of interest or financial relationships were disclosed for this educational activity by any of the authors or presenters.

Margit Moran, RN, BA

Margit is the Director of Pediatric Clinical Education at BAYADA Home Health Care. She has over 30 years of experience caring for infants in home care, hospital, as well as in pulmonary, renal, infectious disease and cardiac clinic environments. She has worked in a leadership role related to nursing education at BAYADA for the past 6 years developing and teaching educational programs on infant and pediatric based content.

Available Credit

  • 3.50 Participation


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If course is cancelled:

By BAYADA; if the education is cancelled for any reason the learner will receive a full refund for any applicable course fee. BAYADA will not be responsible for any associated fees or costs such as travel or lodging.

By learner; any applicable course fee will be refundable up until one (1) day prior to date registered for the education. After this date the course fee may be non-refundable. BAYADA will not be responsible for any associated fees or costs such as travel or lodging.

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Special Needs

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