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    Critical Congenital Heart Disease Newborn Screening Demonstration Program

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    Because Every Baby Deserves a Healthy Start 


    Congenital heart defects are the most common group of birth defects, affecting 9 in 1000 newborns.  Critical congenital heart diseases (CCHD) are those requiring surgery or catheter intervention in the first year of life.  CCHDs remain one of the most significant causes of infant death in the United States.
                                                                  
    Newborn Pulse Oximetry Screening for CCHD

    The Michigan Department of Community Health (MDCH) is implementing a demonstration program to assess the feasibility of screening all Michigan newborns for critical congenital heart disease using pulse oximetry prior to hospital discharge.  Many of Michigan's birthing centers have already begun to include pulse oximetry screening as standard practice for all newborns. Some hospitals have volunteered to participate in a pilot project for standardized screening reporting and implementation using Michigan's CCHD Screening Algorithm.  

     

    CCHD NEWS & UPDATES

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    MI CCHD Screening Mandate Status

    Screening for critical congenital heart disease (CCHD) using pulse oximetry has been added to the mandated newborn screening panel in Michigan. Starting April 1, 2014 screening will be required for all newborns. Michigan will join 31 other states that require screening for CCHD.

    MDCH CCHD Press Release 

    CCHD Mandate Letter to Hospital Administrators
    November 2013 letter from MDCH Director, James Haveman, announcing the addition of Critical Congenital Heart Disease to Michigan's mandatory screening panel. 


    CCHD Screening- DATA REPORTING
    When the mandate  takes effect April 1, 2014 hospitals will be required to electronically submit CCHD screening data to the MDCH Newborn Screening Program.

    For additional information on data
    reporting contact
     Karen Andruszewski

    National Recommendations

    International Reccomendations

    Michigan CCHD in the Media

     

    PROVIDER RESOURCES

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    MDCH Training Materials

     

    For a hard-copy of the MDCH CCHD Tool-kit, or to request CCHD PowerPoint or free printed materials, contact Keri Urquhart at urquhartk1@michigan.gov.

    Printable Parent Handouts

     Federal & State Public Health

    Technical Assistance

    Other Resources For additional information, contact Keri Urquhart, CCHD Newborn Screening Nurse Educator, at 517-335-8135


    HOME BIRTH RESOURCES

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    MDCH Materials 

    Printable Parent Handouts

     Federal & State Public Health

    Technical Assistance

    Other Resources

    For additional information or printed materials contact: Keri Urquhart, CCHD Newborn Screening Nurse Educator, at 517-335-8135

     

    FAMILY RESOURCES

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    Printable Handouts

    Online Education Tools

    Additional Information and Support

     

     

     

    MDCH* CCHD Team Members

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    *Michigan Department of Community Health Lifecourse Epidemiology & Genomics Division

     

     

     

    The Michigan Critical Congenital Heart Disease Newborn Screening Demonstration Program is supported through federal funding by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA).

    Pulse oximetry photos courtesy of Massimo corporation.

    Updated April 09, 2014


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