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This online course reviews the health professional’s role in ensuring that the proper newborn blood specimen is collected in a timely manner and delivered to the state laboratory for metabolic and genetic screening tests.
Knowledge checks are provided within the course and an exam is available at the end of the course for continuing education credit.
This intermediate‐level program is appropriate for laboratory personnel, nurses, physicians, students and midwives.
The course is customized to Colorado's Newborn Screening Rules and Regulations.
Upon completion of this course the participant will be able to:
*Explain the reasons for rapidly testing metabolic, genetic and hearing of newborns in Colorado.
*Describe the process for collecting acceptable specimens for newborn screening.
*Demonstrate the ability to validate the specimen and accompanying information prior to submission to the laboratory for testing.
*Provide an overview of Colorado’s standard of care for newborn hearing testing.
Participants who successfully complete this course and pass the final exam with a score of 80% will be awarded 1 P.A.C.E. contact hour.
The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) is approved as a provider of continuing education programs
in the clinical laboratory sciences by the ASCLS P.A.C.E. Program.