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319-11 Let’s Do It Right The First Time! Newborn Screening Online Course

July 16 — 25, 2012



To be notified when the course is available, please click on this link for a wait list: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/nbswaitlist

Click here to download course flyer

Due to unforeseen circumstances, this course has been taken down and will be undergoing modification.  We are sorry for the inconvenience.  

P.A.C.E.® Registration Link:  www.nltn.org/319-11.htm
Nurses CNE Registration Link:   www.nltn.org/320-11.htm
Proper and timely collection of screening samples is essential for the rapid diagnosis and intervention of potentially life threatening metabolic conditions. This basic level online course is designed for healthcare professionals who collect filter paper specimens for use in newborn screening (NBS) for inborn errors of metabolism or provide data regarding newborn hearing screening. This online course takes learners step-wise through the rationale process for collecting specimens including the need for prompt testing, data required for submission and demonstrates proper collection of blood onto filter paper cards. Learners also participate in an exercise to evaluate blood spots prior to submission, an important quality control function all individuals involved in the collection process should be able to perform. 


After completion of this program, the participant will be able to:
Explain the reasons for rapidly testing metabolic and genetic screening of newborns.
Describe the process for collecting acceptable specimens for newborn screening.
Identify factors rendering a specimen or accompanying information unsatisfactory for submission to the laboratory.
Summarize the follow-up procedures that are used when a newborn screening test produces abnormal results.
Provide an overview of the standard of care for newborn hearing testing.

·         Who Should Attend:
This basic level online course is designed for professional healthcare workers including clinical laboratorians, nurses, nurse assistants and healthcare workers who participate in the collection or submission of newborn screening specimens or provide data regarding newborn hearing screening.

Continuing Education Credit:
The Association of Public Health Laboratories (APHL) is approved as a provider of continuing education programs in the clinical laboratory sciences by the ASCLS P.A.C.E.® Program. Participants who successfully complete this program will be awarded 1.0 contact hour.

Registration Fee:
Registration is FREE.

If you have difficulty with the online registration process, please email registrar@aphl.org or call 240.485.2727
 betweeen 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (ET).


Need help registering? Click here or go to http://www.nltn.org/instructions.htm

There are no additional sessions for this event.