This e-learning focuses on blood gases and transcutaneous monitoring (TCM) in the NICU and PICU. Preterm neonates are vulnerable to changes in blood gases. TCM provides added value, as it allows for continuous, non-invasive monitoring of tcpO2 and tcpCO2.

Careful evaluation of the practical aspects of TCM is important, so potential adverse effects can be avoided and readings are correct. This e-learning demonstrates how TCM is a valuable part of a personalised monitoring approach in unstable children and children requiring respiratory support.

This course has been accredited by EACCME® for 1 ECMEC® (as detailed within the Introduction and Objectives below) and endorsed by the European Society of Paediatric Neonatal Intensive Care (ESPNIC) and the European Society for Paediatric Research (ESPR).

EACCME Accreditation

COR2ED Checkpoint, made available on and organized by COR2ED, is accredited by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME) to provide the following CME activity for medical specialists.

Each medical specialist should claim only those credits that he/she actually spent in the educational activity. The EACCME is an institution of the European Union of Medical Specialists (UEMS). Only those e-learning materials that are displayed on the UEMS-EACCME website have formally been accredited.

Through an agreement between the European Union of Medical Specialists (UEMS) and the American Medical Association (AMA), physicians may convert EACCME credits to an equivalent number of AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.

Information on the process to convert EACCME credit to AMA credit can be found at