Pulse Oximetry Screening for Critical Congenital Heart Disease
This talk will focus on the who, what, when, where, why, and how of universal pulse oximetry screening of newborns for critical Congenital Heart Disease (cCHD). It provides an update on the state mandated process of screening all newborns for heart defects that can be initially missed, yet endanger the newborn when the ductus arteriosus closes.
Pat has enjoyed over thirty years of caring for newborns and their families. She received her BSN from the University of Oregon Health Sciences Center, her NNP certification from South Dakota State University, and her Masters of Nursing with an Education Specialty and DNP from Walden University. Her current job entails providing clinical support for the 8000+ newborns of Legacy Health in the Portland Oregon area, including the Tele-Baby Program for remote leadership of neonatal resuscitation. Away from work, Pat enjoys opportunities to teach newborn care to health care staff abroad, most recently training NRP instructors and STABLE Program instructors in Viet Nam.
1. Understand the public health implication of cCHD screening
2. Identify the most common types of heart defects that pulse oximetry is used for
3. Review the algorithm for cCHD screening.
4. Discuss the best practices for screening accuracy
5. Implement cCHD screening in a non-hospital birthing center