Critical Congenital Heart Disease Screening - Free!

Approximately 1 in 100 infants is born with some type of congenital heart disease (CHD). Some forms of CHD cause little or no problems, but other forms referred to as critical congenital heart disease (CCHD) present a significant risk of morbidity or mortality if not diagnosed soon after birth. To identify those infants at risk, all infants should be screened using pulse oximetry prior to discharge from the nursery. This module offers evidence-based content for healthcare providers on the identification and implications of CCHD, assistance in establishing a screening program and  resources for helping parents understand the testing process and results.

Approximately 1 in 100 infants is born with some type of congenital heart disease (CHD). Some forms of CHD cause little or no problems, but other forms referred to as critical congenital heart disease (CCHD) present a significant risk of morbidity or mortality if not diagnosed soon after birth. To identify those infants at risk, all infants should be screened using pulse oximetry prior to discharge from the nursery. This module offers evidence-based content for healthcare providers on the identification and implications of CCHD, assistance in establishing a screening program and  resources for helping parents understand the testing process and results.

 Upon completion of this course, you should be able to:

  • Describe 2 congenital cardiac defects that produce a failing result on pulse oximetry screening
  • Explain screening eligibility guidelines for Critical Congenital Heart Disease Screening
  • Identify safe and correct methods for performing pulse oximetry on an infant
  • Describe critical pulse oximetry screening results.
  • Describe available resources for helping parents understand the reason for screening and where to receive help when a test result is positive. 
                                                                                                                                                                               
Code : #6271
Cost: $0.00 USD

MOC Part 2 – Critical Congenital Heart Disease Screening - $45.00 (Free for Virginia Residents)

For Pediatricians wishing to earh 10 MOC Part 2 Knowledge Self-Assessment Points. The University of Virginia Office of Continuing Medical Education, the Virginia Department of Health and the University of Virginia Children’s Hospital’s Critical Congenital Heart Disease Screening (CCHD) self-assessment activity is approved by the American Board of Pediatrics for 10 MOC Part 2 points.  The activity is designed to assess the participant’s knowledge of CCHD screening requirements and processes and to provide theory and practice in interpreting screening results.  Following completion of the activity participants should be able to complete a pulse oximetry screen, interpret the results and describe follow-up procedures for a failed screen.  The self-assessment activity consists of a pre and post-test, web-based learning content and case studies.  A score of 80% on the post-test is required for completion. 

Virginia physicians are given a special coupon code at time of check out that allows for free course access.

                                                                                                                                                                               
Code : #6274
Cost: $45.00 USD

Newborn Dried Blood-Spot Screening - Free!

Newborn Screening is a public health activity used for early identification of infants affected by certain genetic, metabolic, hormonal and/or functional conditions. This course covers screening for 29 heritable disorders and genetic diseases performed through dried blood-spot testing.

At the end of this module, you will be able to:

  • Identify common conditions that are found through the Newborn Screening Program
  • Identify short-and long-term consequences of these conditions in neonates
  • Discuss the hospital and nurse role in the newborn screening process
  • Describe care of the neonate with a positive screen result
  • Describe the process of collecting a dried blood-spot specimen and transporting it to the lab for analysis
                                                                                                                                                                               
Code : #6272
Cost: $0.00 USD