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Need caption for photo of sleeping newborn baby Inpatient Screening: At Birth

Improvement Strategies

NCIH

Standardize the process for documenting all newborn screening results in the hospital records

Record and report the results accurately to the state EHDI program via KY CHILD

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

Verify the PCP/Medical Home before discharge

Communicate did not pass results to the PCP/Medical Home as a critical value requiring confirmation

Identify two points of contact for families of infants who did not pass (i.e. a relative or friend)

Provide clear communication about next steps using the Kentucky EHDI Road Map

Schedule the follow-up appointment prior to discharge, stressing importance with families

Offer a referral to Kentucky Guide by Your Side

Resources: Tools for Improvement