RSV program in Northern Health and Neonatal Hyperbilirubinemia – giving the green light for treating the yellow fellow

Julie Gagnon, Pharmacist – Mat/Child, UHNBC Prince George

Review of the RSV program in Northern Health and Neonatal Hyperbilirubinemia.


RSV program in NH – Objectives:

Identify differences in seasonal eligibility across British Columbia

Determine eligibility of infants for RSV prophylaxis based on current program standards

Understand process for both initial dosing and subsequent administration

Answer common questions related to administration including dosing and eligibility


Neonatal Hyperbilirubinemia – Objectives:

Review bilirubin metabolism

Potential consequences of high bilirubin

Phototherapy overview

Risk factors associated with prematurity

Evaluating drug safety and alternatives