In this episode, Nurse Mo delves into neural tube defects, with a focus on spina bifida and anencephaly. In addition to learning about the key characteristics of these conditions, you’ll also learn: 

  • How neural tubes are formed early in embryonic development
  • Who is most at risk for having a child with a neural tube defect
  • How neural tube defects can be prevented
  • Key assessments for an infant and child with spina bifida
  • Common tests used to diagnose a neural tube defect
  • Treatments for spina bifida, including surgery
  • Important family education

Listen now and you’ll be more prepared for OB exams and, if you’re a nurse, better equipped to care for these patients at the bedside.

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