Therapeutic Advances in Prenatal Diagnosis

Product Code: HBA062

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About the Presentation

This course will prepare the nurse/attendee to understand how increasingly sophisticated technology employed in detecting fetal anomalies has led to a spike in selective abortions, how quite often the parents are not led through the available surgeries, medical therapies, educational and occupational therapies that are available for these special children. In 1983 the life-expectancy for a person with Down’s syndrome was 25. Today it is 60. What has changed? In this course participants will

  1. Examine the history and state of the art in prenatal diagnostic screening for fetal anomalies
  2. Examine the latest surgical and medical therapies for children with genetic anomalies
  3. Access a comprehensive list of support ministries for those with the various genetic anomalies


  1. Identify and explain the major Poor Prenatal Diagnoses and curent best practices in therapeutic intervention.
  2. Describe the epideiology of diagnosis for each disorder mentioned over the past several decades.

Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP 16061, for 1.25 contact hours.

Please call Susan Dammann at Heartbeat International (614)885-7577 for more information about contact hours.

About the Presenter

Dr. Nadal holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology with a minor in Philosophy, Master of Science in Cellular and Molecular Biology, Master of Philosophy in Biology, and Ph.D. in Molecular Microbiology from Saint John’s University, New York City. Between his B.A. and M.S. studies, Dr. Nadal studied for a year in Seminary and then Post-baccalaureate Science for three years at Columbia University, New York City.

Dr. Nadal has taught Microbiology, Medical Microbiology, Immunology, Genetics, Anatomy and Physiology, Biochemistry, and Molecular Biology for sixteen years, both at Saint John’s University, New York City and Manhattan College, Riverdale, New York as Visiting Professor of Biology.

A member of The American Society for Microbiology, and The New York Academy of Sciences, science has become a second career for Dr. Nadal, after spending seven years working with homeless teens at Covenant House in Times Square, New York. Also a member of University Faculty For Life and the Catholic Writers Guild, Dr Nadal is Editor and columnist at the Center for Morality in Public Life , columnist for Headline Bistro, an online news and opinion source for Roman Catholics published by the Knights of Columbus, and writer/guest blogger at

A Fourth Degree Knight of Columbus and unapologetic Roman Catholic loyal to the Magisterium, a speaker to pro-life organizations, college and church groups on the life issues, Dr Nadal has also been a guest on radio shows, including the Janet Parshall Show on the Moody radio network and Drew Mariani Show on Relevant Radio. Currently Dr. Nadal is leading an autism research project, teaching part-time, and pursuing an M.A. in Theology through Franciscan University, Steubenville, Ohio. He and his wife Regina home school their three children.

Recently, Dr. Nadal has accepted the position of National Director of Med Students for Life of America.

1. Identify and Explain the Major Poor Prenatal Diagnoses and Current Best Practices in Therapeutic Intervention
     a. Describe diagnostic technology in current best practices
     b. Describe mechanisms of therapeutic interaction
     c. Describe outcomes compared to previous interventions
2. Describe the Epidemiology of Diagnosis for each Disorder Mentioned Over the Past Several Decades.
     a. Describe early (if any) methods of early detection of PPD.
     b. Describe factors preventing widespread use of technology.

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