Webinar: Neonatal Jaundice and Hyperbilirubinemia

Infant jaundice is a very common condition. It’s estimated that 6 in every 10 babies have it.

In most cases, it is mild and will go away within a few weeks. But if a baby has severe jaundice and doesn’t receive the right level of treatment, it can cause serious health issues.

In this webinar — hosted by LA Best Babies Network on June 8, 2022, for staff in our network of home visiting organizations and Welcome Baby hospitals — Dr. Alisha Ranadive describes the four types of neonatal jaundice, shares how to assess for it, and outlines the short and longterm consequences of untreated neonatal hyperbilirubinemia. She also guides home visitors on talking with families about the importance of follow-up care, and when they should see a doctor.

About the presenter:

Dr. Alisha Ranadive is a general pediatrician in Palmdale, California. She received her medical degree from the University of Chicago in 2015 and completed her pediatric residency at UCLA in 2018. She served as Chief Resident from 2018 to 2019 and was a fellow of the National Clinician Scholars Program from 2019 to 2021. During this time, she completed a Master’s degree in Health Services at the Fielding School of Public Health. Her research focused on improving screening and referral pathways for developmental delays and adverse childhood experiences. She currently serves as the Interim Director of Pediatrics at the South Valley Health Center, which is part of the Los Angeles County Department of Health Services.

LABBN hosted this webinar for Welcome Baby Registered Nurses and other staff in L.A. County’s Family Strengthening Network on June 8, 2022.
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