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This article has been approved by the National Association for Neonatal Nurses Certification Board for Category B credit toward recertification as an NNP.

Purpose of Activity

To provide information on two primary methods of neonatal mechanical ventilation: pressure-limited ventilation (PLV) and volume targeted-ventilation (VTV).

Learning Objectives/Outcomes

After completing this continuing education activity you will be able to:

  1. Examine fetal lung developmental stages and neonatal pulmonary physiology and pathophysiology.
  2. Recognize basic principles of mechanical ventilation.
  3. Compare and contrast the use of PLV and VTV in neonates.
Price: $24.95


  • ANCC 3.0 CH
  • DC - BON 3.0 CH
  • FL - BON 3.0 CH
  • GA - BON 3.0 CH

Lippincott Williams & Wilkins is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. This activity is also provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP 11749. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins is also an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the District of Columbia Board of Nursing, #50-1223, Florida Board of Nursing, #50-1223, and Georgia Board of Nursing, #50-1223. Your certificate is valid in all states.

Test Code: ANC0316
Published: Apr 2016
Expires: 3/4/2022
Required Passing Score: 13/18 (72%)
Authors: Shanny M. Lozano, MSN, NNP-BC; Katherine M. Newnam, PhD, RN, CPNP, NNP-BC
Categories: Neonatal , Respiratory
Specialties: Neonatal