Newborn Screening: The Nurse's Role is organized by Nurse.com - OnCourse Learning Corporation and will be held from Mar 23, 2017 - Mar 23, 2020. This CME Conference has been approved for a maximum of 1.0 Contact Hour.
Screening newborns is critical because some babies are born with potentially life-threatening metabolic, endocrine, or hematological diseases that may not be obvious at birth. Nurses who care for newborns should know which conditions their state regularly screens for at birth and the specialists available for medical management. With an awareness of how these conditions present in the neonate and knowledge of how various circumstances may affect test results, nurses can ensure that infants are screened accurately and that affected families receive prompt referrals for the services they require. This educational activity will provide an overview of screening and processes needed to avoid false-positive or false-negative results.
Goal and Learning Outcomes:
The goal of this continuing education program is to familiarize nurses with practices and issues surrounding conditions for which newborns are often screened.
After studying the information presented here, you will be able to:
• Identify three conditions for which infants are commonly screened at birth
• Discuss the nurse’s role in the screening and follow-up of infants in different healthcare settings
• Name three situations that could lead to false-positive or false-negative results
Nursing, Neonatal and Perinatology