Early Hearing Detection and Intervention A roadmap to success

Out of hospital births: at birth

Best Practices Guidelines

Standardize the process for documenting all newborn screening results in the baby's medical record

Record and report the results to the state EHDI program via MNScreen, the electronic reporting system

Use standardized communications (written and verbal) to parents about newborn screening results

Verify the PCP/Medical Home (vital to ensure accurate follow-up)

Communicate did not pass results to the PCP/Medical Home as a modified 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

Schedule any needed follow-up appointments, stressing importance with families

Offer a referral to local public health for infants who did not pass