Newborn Screening for Inherited Disorders of Metabolism
All states have newborn screening (NBS) programs, but many practitioners are unaware of what disorders their state/territory screens for via NBS. Additionally, despite newborn screening having existed for 50 years, many parents are unaware of this life-saving health service. This course will enable the learner to describe a general overview of the history of newborn screening, discuss the expansion of newborn screening and testing methodologies, and understand the scope of newborn screening and the role of healthcare providers.
Academic Faculty/Staff, Federal Government Employees, State Government Employees, Local Government Employees, Non-Government Employees and Students
- Describe the general history of expanded newborn screening
- Explain newborn screening testing procedures for inherited disorders of metabolism
- Understand the scope of the newborn screening process
- Identify inherited disorders of metabolism detectable by the newborn screen
- Describe the important steps necessary to perform a complete and timely blood specimen collection
- Identify the importance of explaining newborn screening to parents
Phaidra Floyd-Browning, RN, BSN
- 1.00 Participation/CETulane Professional and Continuing Education (PaCE) awards 1.00 hour(s) of credit for completing Newborn Screening for Inherited Disorders of Metabolism
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