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Photo of the publication cover. Covid-19 Planning for Families with Children Children's Medical Services - Help September 10, 2020

Families with children should create a plan for what will happen if the caregiver or caregivers in the family become ill with COVID-19. A Covid-19 Family Plan should establish a Circle of Support which includes family members, friends, and other trusted people who can help care for children.

Planificacion para Familias con Ninos



Photo of the publication cover. Newborn Screening Test Information Children's Medical Services - Help September 4, 2015

This document offers a comprehensive listing all of the conditions and disorders which the newborn screening program currently tests for.



Photo of the publication cover. Diagnostic Audological Assessment Children's Medical Services - Help February 5, 2013

Audiologist section of the newborn hearing screening program manual.



Photo of the publication cover. Hospital Flowchart Children's Medical Services - Help February 5, 2013

This flowchart explains the Auditory Brainstem Response hospital screening protocol in detail for use by healthcare providers.



Photo of the publication cover. Glossary of Newborn Hearing Screening Terms Children's Medical Services - Help December 18, 2012

This glossary of terms makes understanding the terminology used when talking about newborn hearing screening much easier. It explains such terms as auditory brainstem response, audiogram, audiologist, early intervention, and dozens more.



Photo of the publication cover. Physician's Roadmap Children's Medical Services - Help December 18, 2012

This form makes it easy for physician’s to track a baby’s hearing screening follow-up tasks from birth to 6 months old.



Photo of the publication cover. Reasons to Follow Up Children's Medical Services - Help December 18, 2012

Explains the many reasons why you should continue with follow-up visits if your baby does not pass newborn hearing screening.

Newborn Screening Audiencia Razones de Seguimiento



Photo of the publication cover. Birthing Hospital Screening Responsibilities Children's Medical Services - Help December 14, 2012

Explains requirements for initial hearing screening, rescreening of infants who refer, infants not screened prior to discharge, infants who pass screen but have an identified risk factor, hospital documentation and communication of screening results, hospital screening requirements, and more.



Photo of the publication cover. Medical Home Responsibilities Children's Medical Services - Help December 14, 2012

Since 1999, the Joint Committee on Infant Hearing has advocated for appropriate and necessary care for the infant with hearing loss to be directed and coordinated by the child’s physician within the medical home with support from appropriate ancillary services.



Photo of the publication cover. Principles and Guidelines for Early Development of Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children Children's Medical Services - Help December 14, 2012

Since the first universal newborn hearing screening programs were established in the early 1990s, there has been significant progress. Progress is evident in the development and implementation of protocols for newborn hearing screening, pediatric audiologic evaluation of newborns, fitting of amplification, and medical management of children who are deaf or hard of hearing.



Photo of the publication cover. Understanding Newborn Hearing Screening Diagnosis Children's Medical Services - Help December 14, 2012

When a hearing loss is first diagnosed, the test results may seem confusing. Although hearing loss is often described as a percentage, it is too complex to describe with one number. Remember, also, that determining how your child uses, or will use, his or her residual hearing is a process.

Entender Newborn Screening Diagnóstico Audiencia



Photo of the publication cover. Why Physicians Check Newborn Hearing Screen Status & Provide Needed Follow Up Children's Medical Services - Help December 14, 2012

This document explains why physicians check newborn hearing screen status and provide needed follow-up.



Photo of the publication cover. Quick Tips Children's Medical Services - Help October 30, 2012

Explains a series of eight quick tips to help ensure a baby’s hearing is properly screened.



Photo of the publication cover. Script for Talking to Parents Children's Medical Services - Help September 5, 2012

This script helps healthcare providers to talk to parents in English and Spanish about a variety of situations including informing parents of the screen, explaining passing and not passing, inconclusive results or could not screen, passing and not passing with risk factors for hearing loss, and does not pass.



Photo of the publication cover. Newborn Screening Practitioner's Manual Children's Medical Services - Help September 29, 2011

This manual provides a wealth of information for the newborn screening practitioner including screening essentials, conditions included in the screening panel, summary of conditions, criteria for requesting follow-up specimens, screening practices, recommendations for specimen collection, unsatisfactory specimens, reporting results, problems in screening practice, educational services, fees and screening kit information, exemptions, and more.



Photo of the publication cover. Newborn Screening Specimen Collection Procedure Children's Medical Services - Help April 1, 2010

This procedure explains how to properly collect a specimen for the newborn screening program.



Photo of the publication cover. Newborn Screening Packing & Shipping Procedure Children's Medical Services - Help April 1, 2010

This procedure explains how to pack and ship blood spots to the newborn screening program.