Transposition of the Great Arteries; Prenatal, Perinatal & Postnatal Management

This enduring material continuing education activity is designated to meet the educational needs of maternal-fetal medicine physicians, obstetricians, nurse midwives, nurse practitioners, family practitioners, pediatricians, pediatric cardiologists, genetic counselors, nurses, and other healthcare professionals.

Among the many issues clinicians face today, staying current with advances in prenatal diagnosis, perinatal management and surgical repair of congenital heart disease is becoming a major challenge.

This enduring material activity will provide participants a foundation and framework for identifying transposition of the great vessels prenatally and the role of management through the course of the pregnancy and immediately postnatal. Prenatal diagnosis significantly improves perioperative morbidity and mortality, current options and criteria are explained with an in depth view of neonatal and pediatric surgical management and long term neurodevelopment outcomes.

Upon completion of this enduring material, participants will be able to:

  1. Define the unique physiology of d-TGA
  2. Articulate the role of prenatal diagnosis and careful prospective planning in improving outcomes for d-TGA
  3. Discuss current long-term outcomes for d-TGA

AMA Credit Designation Statement

The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia designates this enduring material for a maximum 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Advanced Practice Nurse and Registered Nurse Participation

Advanced practice providers (APP), nurses and respiratory therapists who complete this enduring material educational activity will need to follow the instructions in the “Method of Participation” section and will be eligible to receive a certificate of completion, which may be used for re-licensure and re-certification. For further information, please contact Kathleen Monforto, PhD, MSN, RN, CPN, Education Nurse Specialist, at monforto@email.chop.edu.