Early Hearing Detection and Intervention A roadmap to success

The EHDI Roadmap for Success

Developing a care plan for
the first year of life

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 specimen card

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

Verify the PCP/Medical Home before discharge (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 the follow-up appointment prior to discharge, stressing importance with families

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

Roadmap for success

Create and maintain a care map outlining expected care through the first year of life.

Find Minnesota providers

Timely referrals to appropriate providers are critical for reducing loss to follow-up.

Resources for families

How early - and by what means - can you tell if a child is deaf or hard of hearing?