Genetics and Implications of Metabolic Newborn Screening for Nurses
This session will briefly address the history of newborn screening, including the philosophy and technology behind the expanded newborn screen and the general logistics of its implementation nationally. The focus of the presentation will be a discussion of actions to be taken following abnormal results using lecture and case-study format with particular emphasis on the metabolic disorders more rarely diagnosed and discussed (i.e. fatty acid oxidation, organic acidurias, enzyme deficiencies). This webinar will include the basic pathophysiology of metabolic and genetic disorders, signs and symptoms to monitor prior to newborn screen results, indications indicative of false versus true positives, and resources available to assist in making clinical decisions and informing families of results.
Who Should Attend?
Any nurse working in Genetics or Primary Care, particularly those working in the care of newborns or infants.
By the end of the webinar the attendees will be able to:
- Identify at least one source of information pertinent to the newborn screening program of the state or territory in which you practice.
- Differentiate between the distinct newborn screening disorder categories.
- Identify publicly available resources to assist in the nursing practice of triage and response to abnormal newborn screens.
Sarah Viall, MSN, PPCNP-BC
Newborn Screening and Telegenetics Program Director
Division of Genetics and Metabolism
Children's National Health System
Washington, DC USA
Sarah Viall graduated from the Yale School of Nursing Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Program in 2012. Since that time she has worked as the Newborn Screening Follow-up Director of the Rare Disease Institute at Children's National Health System in Washington, DC. There, she specializes in the follow-up of newborns and children with metabolic disorders detected by newborn screening.
$25.00 for ISONG Members
$50.00 for Non-Members
$15 for Students
ISONG is collaborating with the University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing to provide this learning activity. Participants completing this activity will receive a maximum of one hour of continuing nursing education contact hours. The University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.