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

Improvement Strategies


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 the blood card

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 EHDI Care Map

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

Inpatient Screening: Improvement in Action

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Infant Hearing Screening: For a Sound Future (English) (12:12)

This video features diverse Wisconsin families and their journey through the Early Hearing Detection and Intervention System.

Increasing Access to Hearing Screening for Out of Hospital Births (00:55)

An Interview with Erin Kaspar-Frett (text version).  For more information about the WI Out of Hospital Birth Initiative view Slideshow.


Improvement in Action

Schedule Follow-up Appointment Before Discharge

Document Multiple Family Contacts