Bilibubin can be a dangerous neurotoxin...but did you know that it is also a helpful antioxident?
Holly Scholles examines the evidence, the fear, and the little known facts about neonatal jaundice and bilirubin in this comprehensive course.
1.Identify the types of bilirubin, and how each type can impact the body.
2. List the normal physiological reasons for higher bilirubin levels to bepresent in the neonate.
3. Explain the benefits of bilirubin.
4. Identity the normal levels of newborn bilirubin specific to differentpopulations.
5. Explain the difference between physiological and pathological jaundice.
6. Explain the difference between acute and chronic bilirubin encephalopathy.
7. Accurately estimate jaundice levels based on cephalopedal progression.
8. Identify when blood testing is needed.
9. Explain the risks and benefits of phototherapy.
10. Explain the process of breastmilk jaundice.
This course is a fundraiser for Birthingway College of Midwifery, and has been approved by MEAC for 3 hours of continuing education.
Holly Scholles, MA, CPM, LDM, is the founder and president of Birthingway College of Midwifery, and a homebirth midwife with 40 years of experience.