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Need caption for photo of sleeping newborn baby Outpatient Screening: Before 1 Month

Improvement Strategies


Standardize communications (written and verbal) with parents about hearing screening results

Provide clear communication about next steps using the EHDI Care Map

Identify two points of contact for families of infants who did not pass such as a relative or friend

Schedule the follow-up appointment during the visit

Record the results accurately in the state EHDI system

Resources: Best Practices Guidelines

Policies and Procedures

Joint Committee on Infant Hearing-2007 Position Statement

Sample Parent Preparation Form


Out of Hospital Births


Recommended Out of Hospital Hearing Screening Protocol


Out of Hospital Birth Flow Chart

Outpatient Screening

"The biggest struggle we had was the way we were delivered the news from the outpatient screening. It was just so matter-of-fact. Without any comfort, warning or preparation."

Rob Gretzlock, father