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.

Learning Objectives:

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.

This course has also been approved by the Oregon Board of Naturopathic Medicine for 3 hours of CE, which may be used in the general or OB categories. It is our understanding that OBNM CE may be used by NDs in every state that provides licensure, except California. OBNM Approval #17-492.

  • Instructor(s)

    Instructor Bio:

    Holly Scholles, MA, CPM, LDM, is the founder and president of Birthingway College of Midwifery, and a homebirth midwife with 40 years of experience.

    Holly Scholles

    MA, CPM, LDM

Course curriculum

  • 01
    Start Here!
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    • Neonatal Jaundice Study Guide
    • Video 1.1: Jaundice of Old
    • Quiz 1
  • 02
    All About Bilirubin
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    • Video 2.1: Bili Basics
    • Video 2.2: Types of Bilirubin
    • Video 2.3: From Basic Jaundice to Complex Factors
    • Printable PDF: Types of Bili Grid
    • Quiz 2
  • 03
    Understanding The Processes
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    • Video 3.1: What Happens During Pregnancy
    • Video 3.2: Hemolytic Disorders
    • Video 3.3: Neonatal Transition
    • Quiz 3
  • 04
    Physiologic Jaundice
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    • Video 4.1: Normal For Who?
    • Printable PDF: Bili Chart from Video 4.1
    • Printable PDF: Breastmilk Jaundice
    • Video 4.2: Phase 1 Jaundice Levels
    • Video 4.3: Phase 2 Jaundice Patterns and Contributing Factors
    • Quiz 4
  • 05
    When The Friend Becomes The Foe
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    • Video 5.1: Hyperbilirubinemia
    • Video 5.2: Pathological Jaundice
    • Video 5.3: Acute Bilirubin Encephalopathy
    • Video 5.4: Chronic Bilirubin Encephalopathy (the foe formerly known as Kernicterus)
    • Quiz 5
  • 06
    Evaluation and Treatment
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    • Video 6.1: Physical Assessment of Jaundice
    • Video 6.2: Testing Options
    • Video 6.3: Non-phototherapy Treatment Options
    • Video 6.4: Phototherapy Risks and Benefits
    • Video 6.5: Good Ol' Sunshine
    • Quiz 6
  • 07
    Wrapping It Up
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    • Video 7.1: Points To Remember
    • Video 7.2: Breastmilk Jaundice
    • Quiz 7
  • 08
    MEAC Post-test and CE Certificate
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    • MEAC Post-test and CE Certificate

Reviews

  • By Katelin Halligan

    “This class was full of clear, well-organized, and up-to-date information. I also appreciate how easy it was to navigate the class/website. All of the classes I've taken through HIVE have been fantastic and worth the time and money spent. ”

    “This class was full of clear, well-organized, and up-to-date information. I also appreciate how easy it was to navigate the class/website. All of the classes I've taken through HIVE have been fantastic and worth the time and money spent. ”

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  • By Brandy Ross

    “This was a very detailed course on jaundice. It was very informative. I was hoping for slightly more in depth info on when to treat. Brandy ~ Be sure to post in the discussion area with any questions you have about treatment or anything else, I...”

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    “This was a very detailed course on jaundice. It was very informative. I was hoping for slightly more in depth info on when to treat. Brandy ~ Be sure to post in the discussion area with any questions you have about treatment or anything else, I'll be sure that Holly sees them! ~ Jesica”

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  • By Jennifer Larson

    “I loved the information and packet with this class. The value of the information is very important to midwives. Appreciate the layout and design of the information as well as the online video editing. Disappointed in the audio quality. Even wi...”

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    “I loved the information and packet with this class. The value of the information is very important to midwives. Appreciate the layout and design of the information as well as the online video editing. Disappointed in the audio quality. Even with my speakers turned all the way up, I still missed a few parts due to the poor audio quality of the recording. The caption text on the first few helped a lot, and wish there was some on all the videos. Next time, advise using a mic, and audio equipment/program upgrade. This may determine my future purchases of classes. But, feel the content was superb!! Just wish I could hear better. Any way to increase audio sound on the video and repost? Jennifer ~ Thank you for the feedback! We are troubleshooting the sound issues you experienced. ~ Jesica”

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