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At the conclusion of this activity, the learner will be better able to:
- Describe the etiology of Down syndrome.
- Identify atrial septal defects as the most common cardiac abnormalities in patients with Down syndrome.
- Summarize the use of ultrasound, amniocentesis and chorionic villus sampling in the pre-natal diagnosis of Down syndrome.
- Outline the importance of collaboration and communication among the interprofessional team to enhance the delivery of care and improve outcomes for patients affected by Down syndrome.
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- Authors: Faisal Akhtar
- Editors: Syed Rizwan A. Bokhari
- Editors-In-Chief: Sandra Coleman
Chief Medical Reviewer: Maria S. Horenstein
- Nurse Planner/Reviewer/Editor:Sandra Coleman
- Nurse Planner/Reviewer/Editor:Bernadette M. Makar
- Nurse Planner/Reviewer/Editor:Dorothy Caputo
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