New Best Practice - Newborn Metabolic Blood Spot Collection e-learning module

Monday, November 16, 2020 - 12:59

A new e-learning module Best Practice - Newborn Metabolic Blood Spot Collection was released via Learn Online this week. This resource has been developed for midwives and other health professionals to support them in their role, particularly with the collection of blood spot samples. These are tested for rare but potentially serious disorders such as phenylketonuria (PKU), cystic fibrosis, and congenital hypothyroidism.

The success of the Newborn Metabolic Screening Programme depends on the diligence and dedication of many health professionals, particularly midwives.  They are responsible for the newborn metabolic screening process, including giving information and advice, offering screening, ensuring informed consent, documenting the process, taking a suitable sample and following up results.  The new learning module will support them to do this. The module is available on Learn Online and 10 people logged in to the module in the first day it was online - so a great start! 

Page last updated: 16 November 2020