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Vitamin K refusal at birth in Alberta

Description

Supplemental Vitamin K is an effective intervention for preventing Vitamin K deficiency bleeding, a rare bleeding disorder in early infancy that can result in neurological damage and death. In Canada, Vitamin K is routinely given to all newborns. Today’s issue of Health Trends Alberta looks at the prevalence of Vitamin K refusal by local planning areas in Alberta.

Tags
infant care vitamin K

Title and publication information

Series Title

Health Trends Alberta

Extent

1 page

Frequency

Once

Publisher / Creator Information

Creator
Health
Publisher

Health

Place of Publication

Edmonton

Subject Information

Spatial Coverage

Alberta

Resource Dates

Date Created

2014-09-02

Date Added

2015-10-02T20:48:00.344609

Date Modified

2014-09-02

Date Issued

2014-09-02

Audience information

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Usage / Licence

Usage Considerations

Health Trends Alberta provides a snapshot on a wide range of health topics. Within a one-page format, they provide a description of a topic, why it is important, and what the trend is like in Alberta. The purpose of these reports is to stimulate thought and discussion on a variety of health related topics, and make known some of the numerous issues dealt with by the Alberta health system.

Contact

Contact Name

Alberta Health, Surveillance and Assessment Branch