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Need caption for photo of sleeping newborn baby Pediatric Audiology: Before 3 Months

Improvement Strategies


  • Prioritize newborn diagnostic exams; create expedited slots and schedule two appointments at a time
  • Remind families of appointments one day in advance
  • Provide families with instructions for a successful evaluation
  • Verify the PCP/Medical Home
  • Identify two points of contact for families of infants who did not pass such as a relative or friend
  • Provide clear communication about next steps using the EHDI Care Map
  • Offer a referral to Guide By Your Side
  • Refer to early intervention (Birth to 3) within 48 hours of diagnosis

Resources: Best Practices Guidelines