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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 Patient Checklist for Primary Care Providers

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

Offer a referral to Minnesota Hands and Voices

Schedule the follow-up appointment during the visit

Report the results to the family, the primary care provider, and Minnesota Department of Health

Resources: Best Practices Guidelines