Newborn Dried Blood-Spot Screening

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.

Complimentary thanks to support from the Virginia Department of Health.



Course Details

Upon completion of this course, you should 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

Learning Method and Medium:

Learners participate in the interactive learning modules by correctly answering multiple choice questions dispersed throughout. Learners will be prompted to try again if a question is answered incorrectly. The course will open in a new tab – to exit the course, simply close that tab.

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Purchase grants one learner one year’s access to lessons and quizzes (access expires 365 days from date of course activation.)

Additional Details

Estimated time to complete: 1 hour
Credit/contact hours: 1 hour
Expiration Date: May 31, 2023
Certificate of Completion