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Course Title:
A New Era in Newborn Screening--Saving Lives, Improving Outcomes
Format: Video Tape
Cost (US $): 25.00
Credit Types Offered:

.2 of CEU
2 of CHES
2 of CME
2.4 of CNE

Course Description:

This program of the September 19, 2002 satellite broadcast from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention includes stories from four families whose children's lives were saved from life-threatening diseases by newborn screening, early diagnosis, and effective management. Viewers will learn how these children have thrived through actions taken by informed parents working with medical care teams. The program follows the progress of a heelstick blood spot from the hospital, to the laboratory, to the follow-up process.

Pediatricians and experts in the field of medical genetics will speak on the diagnosis and management of children with disorders detected by newborn screening programs and the challenges that yet remain. Program panelists explore multiple areas of the newborn screening program in the U.S., from past and current practices to working toward the development of a national agenda.

After viewing the program, participants will be able to: Describe the evolution of newborn screening programs in the U.S. Discuss the current newborn screening environment and the national agenda Identify newly recognized metabolic disorders for which screening tests are now available Discuss the effect of disorders detected by newborn screening on affected children and families Identify collection, handling and shipping factors that affect test results List three examples of newborn screening tests Explain the significance of an effective follow-up component in the newborn screening system Discuss the diagnosis and management of children detected by these programs.

Program available as VHS videotape or CD-ROM.

Subject Area(s):
Maternal/Child Health
Target Audience(s): Health Educators
Health Officials
Public Health Staff - general
Sponsor/Offerer: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and March of Dimes
Starting Date: Continuous/Self-Study
Ending Date: N/A
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Course Number: VC0049 or CB3063




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