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Hyperbilirubinemia in Pediatrics

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Course Overview

Hyperbilirubinemia in Pediatrics

Author: Ashley Walker

Jaundice is a common clinical sign of hyperbilirubinemia in pediatrics, specifically newborns. Because hyperbilirubinemia of the newborn is so common, it is important for nurses to familiarize themselves with the physiology and the vital role nurses have in managing this condition. This course will review the pathophysiology and various types of hyperbilirubinemia in pediatrics, risk factors, screening, treatment, complications, and, most importantly, the nurses’ role in providing care to patients with the disorder.  

Course Outline

  1. Introduction 
  2. What is Hyperbilirubinemia in Pediatrics? 
  3. Types of Hyperbilirubinemia 
  4. Risk Factors  
  5. Screening 
  6. Treatment 
  7. Caring for Newborns with Hyperbilirubinemia 
  8. Complications of Severe Hyperbilirubinemia 
  9. Case Study 
  10. References 

Accreditation Statement

Nursing CE Central is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

In this course we will discuss hyperbilirubinemia in pediatrics. It will take the average learner 60 minutes to complete.

Course Objectives

After completing this course, the learner will be able to:

  1. Identify risk factors for hyperbilirubinemia in pediatrics. 
  2. Understand the nurse’s role in caring for the newborns with hyperbilirubinemia. 
  3. Understand the importance of interventions for hyperbilirubinemia in pediatrics.  

Target Audience

  • Registered Nurses (RN)
  • Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRN)
  • Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN/LVN)

Requirement for Completion

  1. Enrollment in the course by the learner
  2. Read and learn all course materials
  3. Complete the course evaluation
  4. Attest and testify learning of the course materials

Accreditations + Approvals

  • American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) (P0614)
  • California Board of Registered Nursing (CEP 17418)
  • Kentucky Board of Nursing (7-0090)
  • Louisiana State Board of Nursing (58)
  • New York State Department of Education (IC 208)
  • Florida Board of Nursing (50-23983)

Conflict of Interest Statement

Nursing CE Central nor any of the authors, planners, content experts or any contributors have a commercial interest nor were influenced by commercial interests in the creation of this course, financially or otherwise.

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Course created on: May 05, 2021

Course Expires on: May 05, 2024

Course Offering: #61