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Beginner Level

Approx. 6 hours to complete

Suggested: 9 hours/week...

English

Subtitles: English

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
3 hours to complete

Jaundice

Let’s start off talking about a common problem that can be easily identified and treated in newborns. And that is hyperbilirubinemia, which we see as jaundice, or yellow skin, in newborn babies. In this module, we’ll teach you how jaundice occurs and the skills needed to identify hyperbilirubinemia. We’ll finish by telling you the steps to take to lessen the chances of permanent brain damage caused by hyperbilirubinemia, which is called kernicterus. ...
7 videos (Total 28 min), 5 readings, 1 quiz
7 videos
Normal Bilirubin Metabolism3m
Causes of Jaundice5m
Identifying Jaundice and Kernicterus3m
Measuring Bilirubin Levels3m
Treating Hyperbilirubinemia to Prevent Kernicterus3m
Phototherapy Treatment6m
5 readings
About Us: Your Instructors20m
American Academy of Pediatrics: Clinical Practice Guideline30m
Healthy Children8m
CDC Guidelines on Jaundice8m
CDC Facts about Jaundice and Kernicterus12m
1 practice exercise
Jaundice Quiz30m
Week
2
4 hours to complete

Hearing and Screening

This module introduces you to the world of hearing and hearing loss, particularly in children. You will learn how hearing loss is classified, causes of hearing loss, implications of hearing loss, and why it is important to treat childhood hearing loss as soon as possible. We will explore the systems in place for identifying childhood hearing loss as early as possible, as well as the treatments available once it is detected. ...
6 videos (Total 28 min), 4 readings, 1 quiz
6 videos
Degrees and Implications of Hearing Loss3m
Newborn Hearing Screening and Types of Hearing Screening5m
What Happens Next After a Newborn Hearing Screening?4m
Treatments for Hearing Loss2m
No Access to Newborn Hearing Screening6m
4 readings
AAP Joint Committee on Infant Hearing30m
World Health Organization: Childhood Hearing Loss: Act Now, Here’s How45m
NCHAM Resource Guide for EHDI8m
NCHAM Newborn Hearing Screening45m
1 practice exercise
Hearing Screening Quiz30m
Week
3
3 hours to complete

Newborn screening

Everyone enjoys caring for newborns; they are adorable. There is a little more to newborn care than cuteness, though. Our job as clinicians caring for the newly born is to examine them carefully for illnesses that are not readily apparent. One important way in which we do this is with newborn screening tests. In this module, you will learn about the blood spot test. We will go over general concepts and give examples of each of the various types of diseases that it can detect. ...
5 videos (Total 20 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
5 videos
Blood spot Screening3m
Hemoglobinopathies4m
Metabolic Diseases5m
Process and Wrap-up of Blood Spot Screening4m
2 readings
APHL Newborn Screening10m
AAP Newborn Screening and Hemoglobinopathies45m
1 practice exercise
Newborn Screening Quiz30m
Week
4
2 hours to complete

Critical Congenital Heart Disease (CCHD)

Congenital heart diseases are some of them most common birth defects. They range from minor to life-threatening. The most concerning are the group known as “Critical Congenital Heart Diseases” because they require surgery by one month of age in order to avoid death. Pulse oximetry is a simple test that can be used to screen newborns for these serious heart defects, enabling us to identify them in the first days of life. In this module, you will learn how to perform this potentially life-saving screening test. ...
3 videos (Total 13 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
3 videos
Comparison of Fetal and Baby Blood Flow3m
Using Pulse Oximetry to Screen for CCHD6m
1 reading
Critical congenital heart disease15m
1 practice exercise
Congenital Heart Disease Quiz45m
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By TAJan 16th 2019

A very good course for everyone , despite its background!

Instructors

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Daniel Nicklas

Assistant Professor, Director of Primary Care Education for the Pediatrics Residency, Co-medical Director for the Pediatric Call Center
Department of Pediatrics
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Christine Gold

MD, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Medical Director UCH Well Newborn Unit
Pediatrics
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Mary Kohn, MD

Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
Department of Pediatrics, University of Colorado School of Medicine

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About the Newborn Baby Care Specialization

A newborn baby is an amazing beautiful life filled with hope. Unfortunately, many babies die or experience preventable harm even in 21st century. It is imperative that babies who are born healthy get off to a healthy start in the first month of life. There are some easy tenets of care to implement that help ensure that babies and families get off to a healthy start no matter where they are in the world. In this specialization learners will acquire the skills necessary for newborn baby care to optimize their health in the hours, days and weeks after they are born. The courses are designed to move the learner through the progression of care for healthy newborns in the first month of life. The first half of the specialization consists of clinical provisions such as initial medical interventions and screenings, health assessments and resulting diagnoses. The second half focuses on care provided at home including transport and sleep safety, nutrition, and parental and caregiver bonding....
Newborn Baby Care

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