After participating in this educational activity, attendees should be able to:

  1. Identify terminology for vitamin K deficiency bleeding (VKDB)
  2. Explain physiologic reasons for low levels of vitamin K during initial newborn period
  3. Define early, classical, and late VKDB and explain how they differ
  4. Review vitamin K shot versus oral vitamin K
  5. Review evidence versus myths regarding vitamin K shot for the newborn

Sharon Holley, DNP, CNM, FACNM
Associate Professor & Chief Division of Midwifery
University of Massachusetts Medical School - Baystate
Certified Nurse Midwife
Baystate Medical Center 

Faculty Disclosure

The design and content of Baystate Continuing Interprofessional Education ( CE ) activities support quality improvement in healthcare and provide fair and balanced views of therapeutic options.  Faculty or planner conflicts of interest are resolved before the educational activity.

None of the members of the faculty and planning committee for this educational event have commercial relationships with any entity producing, marketing, re-selling or distributing health care goods and services consumed by or used on patients.

Session date: 
02/02/2021 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm EST
Baystate Medical Center WebEx
759 Chestnut St.
Springfield, MA 01199
United States
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.00 ANCC Contact Hours
  • 1.00 BCIPE Instructional Hours

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