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Title: Hospital

Hospital Midwives Training
  • Maternal and Child Health
  • Genomics and Newborn Screening Program

Introduction to Indianas Newborn Screening
Why Do Newborn Screening?
  • Required by Indiana law (Indiana Code 16-41-17)
  • Early detection early treatment of newborn
    screening disorders
  • Lessens severity of complications
  • Improves quality of life
  • Lack of early detection treatment can lead to
  • Severe mental retardation
  • Inadequate growth development
  • Death

Mission of ISDH Newborn Screening Program
  • Ensure that every newborn in Indiana receives
    state-mandated screening for all 46 designated
  • Maintain a centralized program to ensure that
    infants who test positive for screened
    condition(s) receive appropriate diagnosis and
    treatment and that their parents receive genetic
  • Promote genetic services, public awareness, and
    education concerning genetic conditions

History of Newborn Screeningin Indiana
  • 1965 PKU only condition included in newborn
  • 1978 Hypothyroidism added
  • 1985 Galactosemia, homocystinuria, maple syrup
    urine disease (MSUD), and hemoglobinopathies
  • 1999 Biotinidase deficiency and congenital
    adrenal hyperplasia added
  • 2003 Screening further expanded to include
    disorders detected by tandem mass spectrometry
  • 2007 Cystic fibrosis was added to the panel
  • Currently, all infants born in Indiana are
    screened for 46 conditions (including hearing

Indianas Newborn Screen
  • Two parts
  • Heel Stick Screening
  • Includes Sickle Cell Program Cystic Fibrosis
  • Also includes follow-up for metabolic and
    endocrine conditions on newborn screening panel
  • Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (EHDI)
  • Includes Universal Newborn Hearing Screen

Part I
  • Heel Stick Screening

Heel Stick Screening
  • Performed on a blood specimen taken from the heel
    of an infant shortly after birth
  • Used to screen for certain genetic conditions
  • Metabolic conditions
  • Endocrine conditions
  • Cystic fibrosis

Tandem Mass Spectrometry (MS/MS)
  • Analytical technique that separates detects
    protein ions
  • Enables newborn screening labs to quickly
    efficiently detect many conditions in a single
    process through use of dried blood spot specimens
  • Disorders detected by MS/MS
  • Fatty acid oxidation disorders
  • Interfere with bodys ability to turn fat into
  • Organic acid disorders
  • Inability to break down certain amino acids
    their metabolites
  • Other amino acid disorders (including tyrosinemia
    urea cycle disorders)

Roles in the Heel Stick Process Roles in the Heel Stick Process
Entity Role(s)
ISDH Ensure that mandated NBS is properly conducted Ensure that appropriate diagnosis management of affected newborns occur Designate contract with state NBS laboratory
Hospitals Screen all infants prior to discharge Maintain NBS log Notify parents to bring baby in for NBS if infant left hospital before NBS and parents did not sign religious waiver Educate parents about the importance of NBS Notify ISDH immediately if babies are discharged before receiving NBS Notify IU NBS lab if infants who need repeat screens cannot be contacted Notify IU NBS lab and ISDH if changes in demographic information are identified Notify parents if baby needs repeat NBS for any reason Notify primary care providers (PCPs) of NBS results Notify PCPs if baby does not return for repeat NBS
Midwives Alert parents about newborn screening Collect a heel stick sample directly or refer family to appropriate physician/facility for heel stick collection If family refuses NBS based on religious reasons, have parent(s) sign religious waiver submit religious waiver to ISDH NBS Program Notify ISDH NBS Program if an infant has not received a screen Notify ISDH NBS Program within 3 days of receiving NBS results
Public Health Nurses (PHNs) Assist ISDH in locating parents of infants who were not screened, had invalid or abnormal screens, or require diagnostic testing Educate parents about the importance of NBS and follow-up If parent(s) unable to get baby to hospital for repeat NBS, collect NBS specimens if trained certified
Newborn Screening Log
  • All birthing facilities should maintain a Newborn
    Screening Log which documents the following
    information for all infants
  • Specimen collection date
  • Specimen submission date
  • Date NBS results were received
  • Results of NBS

Heel Stick Procedure
  • NOTE The following procedures are modified from
    the heel-stick procedures slides provided by the
    New York State Department of Health

Heel Stick Procedure Step 1
  • Equipment
  • Sterile lancet with tip appropriately 2.0 mm -
    sterile alcohol prep
  • Sterile gauze pads
  • Soft cloth
  • Blood spot card
  • Gloves

Blood Spot Card (front)
Blood Spot Card (back)
Heel Stick ProcedureStep 2
  • Complete ALL information on blood spot card.
  • Do not contaminate filter paper circles by
    allowing the circles to come into contact with
    spillage or by touching before or after blood

Heel Stick ProcedureStep 3
  • Hatched areas (arrows) indicate safe areas for
    puncture site.

Heel Stick ProcedureStep 4
  • Warm site with soft cloth moistened with warm
    water (up to 41o C) for 3 5 minutes.

Heel Stick ProcedureStep 5
  • Cleanse site with alcohol prep.
  • Wipe DRY with sterile gauze pad.

Heel Stick Procedure Step 6
  • Puncture heel.
  • Wipe away first blood drop with sterile gauze
  • Allow another LARGE blood drop to form.

Heel Stick Procedure Step 7
  • Lightly touch filter paper to LARGE blood drop.
  • Allow blood to soak through and completely fill
    circle with SINGLE application of LARGE blood
  • To enhance blood flow, VERY GENTLY apply
    intermittent pressure to area surrounding the
    puncture site).
  • Apply blood to one side of filter paper only.

Heel Stick Procedure Step 8
  • Fill remaining circles in the same manner as step
    7, with successive blood drops.
  • If blood flow is diminished, repeat steps 5
    through 7.
  • Provide care to the skin puncture site.

Heel Stick ProcedureStep 9
  • Dry blood spots on a dry, clean, flat,
    non-absorbent surface for a minimum of four (4)

Heel Stick Procedure Step 10
  • Mail completed blood spot card to IU Newborn
    Screening Lab within 24 hours of collection.

Heel Stick Procedure
  • NOTE
  • Use of capillary tubes to collect heel stick
    specimens is NOT recommended or included as part
    of Indianas protocols

Valid vs. Invalid Blood Spot Specimens
Valid Heel Stick Specimens
  • A newborn screen is valid when
  • The child is at least 48 hours of age
  • The child has been on protein feeding for at
    least 24 hours
  • The NBS blood specimen is received by the NBS
    laboratory within 10 days of collection

Valid Specimens
  • Fill all required circles.
  • Allow blood to soak through to other side of
    filter paper.
  • Do not layer successive drops of blood.
  • Avoid touching or smearing spots.

Invalid Specimens
Specimen Quantity Insufficient for Testing
  • Possible causes
  • Removing filter paper before blood has completely
    filled circle or before blood has soaked through
    to second side.
  • Applying blood to filter paper with a capillary
  • Touching filter paper before/after blood specimen
    collection (with gloved/ungloved hands, lotion,
    powder, etc.)

Specimen Appears Scratched/Abraded
  • Possible cause
  • Applying blood with capillary tube or other

Specimen Not Dry Before Mailing
  • Possible cause
  • Mailing specimen without drying for at least four
    (4) hours.

Specimen Appears Clotted or Layered
  • Possible causes
  • Touching same circle on filter paper to blood
    drop numerous times.
  • Filling circle on both sides (front back) of
    filter paper.

NBS Results and Required Follow-up Actions
Possible Results of NBS
  • Normal
  • All values fall within normal range
  • Invalid screen
  • Specimen does not meet criteria for valid screen
  • Specimen gt 10 days old
  • QNS (quantity not sufficient)
  • Abnormal result(s)
  • Result(s) fall outside of normal range, but are
    not presumptive positive
  • Additional testing may be required to confirm
  • Presumptive positive result(s)
  • Result(s) are outside the range of normal values
    and suggest presence of NBS condition
  • Additional testing may be required to confirm

Heel Stick Follow-Up Guidelines (non-NICU
NBS Results Required Action(s)
Normal NBS Results Ensure that NBS results are available to PCP.
Invalid NBS Results Collect specimen for repeat NBS within 5 business days of initial screen.
Abnormal NBS Result(s) Collect specimen for repeat NBS within 5 business days of initial screen.
Presumptive Positive Result(s) Upon notification of result from NBS lab, collect additional NBS specimen (as necessary) within 48 hours.
Heel Stick Follow-Up Guidelines(NICU Patients)
Guideline Weight Requirement lt 2,000 g Guideline Weight Requirement lt 2,000 g
Type of Testing When to Collect NBS Specimen(s)
Routine Retesting (for all NICU patients) 1st specimen 0 6 days 2nd specimen 14 days 3rd specimen 30 days Monthly thereafter until discharge
Retesting due to Abnormal NBS Result Same as guidelines for non-NICU patients
TPN or Amino Acid- / Carnitine-Enhanced Formula Follow routine testing guidelines
For infants requiring transfusions For infants requiring transfusions
Pre-transfusion Collect before transfusion Follow routine testing guidelines
Post-transfusion Collect before 6 days of age Follow routine testing guidelines Collect final specimen at 2 4 months of age
NOTE If discharge occurs within 6 days of 2nd
or 3rd specimen, no specimen is required at
Implemented October 1, 2007
NICU Specimens
  • For presumptive positive / abnormal NBS results
    for any specimen drawn from a baby in the NICU,
    follow-up should be performed per guidelines for
    non-NICU patients
  • Abnormal Collect repeat NBS specimen within 5
    business days
  • Presumptive positive Collect additional
    specimen within 48 hours, as requested by NBS lab
  • Exception congenital hypothyroidism
  • Babies in the NICU are at increased risk for
    developing delayed hypothyroidism due to the
    immaturity of their endocrine systems
  • Routine rescreening should be performed for all
    NICU babies per NICU guidelines
  • Additional heel stick specimens used to check for
    development of delayed hypothyroidism

Required Follow-up Actions for Infants With Invalid Newborn Screens Required Follow-up Actions for Infants With Invalid Newborn Screens
Reason Required Action(s)
Infant discharged from hospital before 48 hours of age and on protein feed for lt 24 hours Collect NBS specimen before discharge Repeat NBS specimen should be collected after 48 hours of age, but no later than 120 hours (5 days) after birth Notify family that repeat NBS will be required
Discharged infant did not receive all mandated tests Immediately contact responsible physician mother via phone Immediately send written notification of need for repeat NBS to responsible physician mother Send copy of letter to ISDH NBS Program
Discharged infant did not receive all mandated tests and responsible physician cannot be contacted If repeat NBS not obtained within 3 days, notify ISDH NBS Program via telephone Send written notification to ISDH via fax or certified e-mail within 3 days
Discharged infant needs repeat NBS NBS laboratory will notify responsible physician birthing facility that re-screen is needed Hospital responsibilities 1) Notify parents to bring baby back to hospital for no-cost repeat NBS, 2) notify infants PCP of repeat screen results within 3 business days of receiving results, and 3) notify babys PCP if repeat screen not obtained before infant is 5 days (120 hours) old.
Discharged infant did not receive all mandated tests due to religious reasons Ensure that parents complete religious waiver Send signed religious waiver to ISDH NBS Program
Protocols for Infants Who Did Not Receive a NBS
Required Actions Infant Did Not Receive NBS
Reason Infant Did Not Receive NBS Required Action(s)
Discharged prior to receiving NBS Immediately contact the responsible physician and infants mother by telephone to notify him/her that a NBS specimen is required (specimen must be collected within 3 business days). Send written documentation of the need for a NBS to the responsible physician and infants mother. Immediately send written notification to ISDH. If responsible physician cannot be contacted or will not collect NBS specimen, contact ISDH.
Transferred to another hospital prior to receiving NBS Birthing hospital should receive copy of NBS results within 7 days. Contact hospital to which infant was transferred if no NBS results are received within 7 days.
Reporting to ISDH Heel Stick
Reporting to ISDH Heel Stick
  • Birthing facilities should complete submit the
    Monthly Summary Report (MSR) to ISDH
  • MSRs are due by the 15th of the following month
  • For example, Januarys MSR is due before February
  • Completed MSRs should include the following
  • Cover sheet Contact information statistics
  • Heel Stick Exception Reporting Form (2 PAGES)
  • PAGE 1 infant data (includes transfer
    exception codes)
  • PAGE 2 mother PCP data
  • Attach copy of signed Religious Waiver if parents
    refused NBS based on religious reasons

MSR Cover Sheet (Demographic Summary Data)
MSR Heel Stick Exception Reporting Form, PAGE 1
(infant data)
MSR Heel Stick Exception Reporting Form, PAGE 1
  • A few notes
  • Each infant reported as an exception MUST have a
    transfer code AND an exception code
  • Children born at the end of a month, who are
    screened at the correct time, do NOT need to be
    reported as exceptions anymore
  • Formerly Initial Screen Next Month exceptions
  • Birthing facilities are responsible for notifying
    ISDH NBS Program IMMEDIATELY by phone if a child
    is discharged without an initial NBS

MSR Heel Stick Exception Reporting Form, PAGE 2
(mother PCP data)
Indiana Newborn Screening Tracking Education
Program (INSTEP)
  • ISDH won a 1.2 million, 3-year federal grant
    from HRSA in September 2009
  • Funding from this grant used to develop INSTEP
  • Includes web-based INSTEP application
  • Used by birthing facilities, health care
    providers, PHNs, ISDH staff to data related to
    NBS and follow-up

INSTEP (cont.)
  • 2011 INSTEP MSR trainings
  • March 22nd, Parkview Hospital (Fort Wayne)
  • April 14th, Columbus Regional Hospital (Columbus)
  • May (TBD), Porter Hospital (Valparaiso)
  • September 22nd, Deaconess Hospital (Evansville)
  • October (TBD), Indianapolis
  • Watch your e-mail for more information!

INSTEP (cont.)
  • The MSR form changed to match the information
    requested in INSTEP
  • New MSR form was distributed to all birthing
    facilities via e-mail in November 2010
  • All birthing facilities required to use new MSR
    form beginning December 2010

INSTEP (cont.)
  • For more information about INSTEP (including the
    new MSR form information on trainings), please
  • Courtney Eddy, MS, CGC, LGC, MT(ASCP)
  • INSTEP Director
  • 317.233.9260

Cost of Newborn Screening
Cost Initial Repeat NBS
  • Parents are billed for the initial newborn screen
  • Cost of initial NBS 85.00 (effective July 1,
  • There is no charge for re-screens if baby
    receives repeat NBS at same hospital where baby

Cost of Confirmatory Testing
  • Most insurance plans will pay for confirmatory
  • Medicaid will pay for confirmatory testing, if
    mother had Medicaid during pregnancy
  • If mother has no insurance coverage
  • She should immediately apply for Medicaid and
    take baby back for testing
  • Medicaid will pay retroactively

Refusal of Newborn Screening
Refusal of NBS
  • NOTE Parents can legally refuse newborn
    screening (NBS) only due to religious reasons.
  • If parents refuse NBS, hospital staff/midwife
  • Have parents complete religious waiver
  • Send signed religious waiver to ISDH NBS Program

Early Hearing Detection Intervention(EHDI)
  • Part II

Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (EHDI)
  • Three main components to the EHDI process
  • Universal Newborn Hearing Screening (UNHS)
  • Diagnostic audiology assessment
  • For those infants who did not pass UNHS or have
    risk factors for hearing loss
  • Enrollment in early intervention services (First
    Steps and/or private services)
  • For those infants identified with permanent
    hearing loss

Why is Hearing Screening Mandated?
Hearing loss is the condition most commonly
detected at or shortly after birth

Why is Hearing Screening Mandated? (cont.)
  • Early identification intervention help improve
    speech, language, social, academic development
  • Early intervention enables parents to make timely
    informed decisions

Goals of ISDH EHDI Program
  • Increase the number of babies receiving UNHS
  • Reduce number of infants for whom no screening
    data is received at ISDH
  • Remember...
  • UNHS before 1 month of age
  • Diagnosis before 3 months of age
  • Early intervention before 6 months of age

Roles in the EHDI Process Roles in the EHDI Process
Entity Role(s)
ISDH Train support hospital screening programs Track all babies referred for appropriate diagnosis management Provide families with support
Hospitals Midwives Conduct Universal Newborn Hearing Screen (UNHS) for all newborns prior to discharge Re-screen any infant who did not pass initial screening (UNHS) in one or both ears Ensure that infants who are discharged without UNHS return before 1 month of age for screen Inform PCP about screening results If baby does not pass the re-screening, schedule follow-up diagnostic testing prior to discharge Provide each family with UNHS results and copy of Hearing Screening Results (See back of the Who, What, Why brochure) Report to ISDH all babies who 1) were not screened 2) did not pass UNHS or 3) passed UNHS, but had one or more risk factors for hearing loss
Public Health Nurses (PHNs) Assist ISDH in locating families of infants lost to follow-up who 1) need an initial hearing screen or re-screen, 2) need diagnostic assessment, and/or 3) need follow-up due to risk for delayed-onset hearing loss Educate families about importance of UNHS Ensure that parents who refuse NBS for religious reasons sign religious waiver (return to ISDH) Assist ISDH in obtaining necessary follow-up services for families
UNHS Screening Techniques
Screening Techniques UNHS
  • Automated auditory brainstem response (AABR)
  • Oto-acoustic emissions (OAE)

Note Parents want confident, knowledgeable
screeners. Some parents may wish to be with
their child when UNHS is performed this should
be offered when possible.
Screening Techniques Auditory Brainstem
Response (ABR)
  • Sounds are presented through earphones
  • Surface electrodes measure brainstem activity in
    response to sound
  • Average test time 20 min/baby

Screening Techniques Oto-acoustic Emissions
  • Sounds are presented to the ear canal
  • Small microphone measures the cochlear response
    in the ear canal
  • Average test time 5 15 min/baby

Effective Screening Practices
Effective Screening
  • Remember your goal is not to pass every baby
  • A baby with a hearing loss may falsely pass with
    multiple screenings
  • Screening repeatedly is not cost effective or
    time efficient

Effective Screening
  • Quiet Environment is important
  • Keep conversation to a minimum
  • Post signs to alert staff that a screening is
    taking place
  • Screen away from noisy areas
  • Move away from noisy equipment
  • Move to a quieter location if possible

Possible Results of UNHS
Possible Results - PASS
  • Screeners should tell parents
  • Your babys hearing is adequate for the
    development of normal speech language skills.
  • You should continue to monitor your childs
    speech language development.
  • Talk to your babys doctor if you are worried
    about your babys hearing or speech development.

Possible Results DID NOT PASS (in one or both
  • Screeners should tell parents
  • Your baby did not pass his/her hearing screen in
    one/both ears.
  • This might have happened for several reasons.
  • This does not mean that your baby has permanent
    hearing loss.
  • Your baby needs a diagnostic hearing test, done
    by an audiologist, in order to determine how your
    baby hears.
  • Screeners should give parents a copy of What If
    Your Baby Needs More Hearing Tests?
  • Words matter-Do not use words like failed
  • Babies who do not pass UNHS should be
  • Reported to ISDH EHDI Program
  • Scheduled for diagnostic testing at a Level 1
    Audiology Center
  • Referred/Reported to the PCP

Possible Results PASS, but has RISK FACTORS
  • Screeners should tell parents
  • Your baby passed his/her hearing screen in both
    ears, but has a risk factor.
  • Your babys risk factor is _____________.
  • This does not mean that your baby has permanent
    hearing loss.
  • Your baby should have more testing between 9 and
    12 months of age, or sooner if there are concerns
  • Screeners should give parents a copy of What If
    Your Baby Needs More Hearing Tests?
  • Babies who have a risk factors for hearing loss
    should be
  • Reported to ISDH EHDI Program
  • Reported to their PCP for referral to a pediatric
    audiologist at 9-12 months of age (earlier if
    there are immediate concerns)

Risk Factors for Hearing Loss
Family History of Congenital / Childhood Hearing
  • Includes family members with hearing loss in
    one/both ears since childhood
  • Can be due to known genetic cause or unknown
  • Excludes history of middle ear infections and/or
  • Excludes family members with known, non-genetic
    causes of hearing loss
  • Exposure to rubella
  • Meningitis
  • Exposure to loud noise
  • Trauma

In Utero Infection
  • Includes conditions from TORCH screen
  • Toxoplasmosis
  • Most commonly affects babies whose mothers were
    exposed during 1st trimester
  • Other
  • Group beta strep (GBS)
  • Syphilis
  • Baby can be treated prior to delivery
  • Rubella
  • Most commonly affects babies when exposure occurs
    during 1st trimester
  • Cytomegalovirus (CMV)
  • Can be transmitted during pregnancy (placenta),
    during delivery (birth canal), or postnatally
    (breast milk)
  • Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV)
  • Most commonly affects babies whose mothers have
    active infection during delivery

  • Risk factor for hearing loss when bilirubin
    levels exceed indication for exchange transfusion

Cranio-facial/Ear Malformations
  • Babies who cannot be screened at the hospital due
    to no ear, partial ear, or no ear canal opening
    should be immediately referred to audiology and
    their PCP for diagnostic testing
  • Babies with craniofacial anomalies who pass the
    screen should be referred for follow-up at 9-12
    months of age

Referrals for Infants with Risk Factors
  • Babies with any of the 4 previous risk factors
    must be reported to the ISDH EHDI Program
  • These children should receive follow-up testing
    from an audiologist around 9-12 months of age
  • Families should be
  • Informed about which risk factor(s) was/were
  • Be provided with hearing language developmental
  • Told to monitor their childs progress
  • Referred to ISDH their PCP
  • Be informed of the importance of follow-up

Other Risk Factors
  • Infants who have one of the following risk
    factors should be referred to their PCP
  • Spent gt 5 days in the Neonatal Intensive Care
    Unit (NICU)
  • Have a genetic condition or syndrome known to be
    associated with an increased risk for hearing
  • Have or had bacterial meningitis (infection
    around brain spinal cord caused by bacteria)
  • Have a parent or caregiver who is concerned about
    the babys hearing and/or language development

Reporting UNHS Results
Reporting UNHS Results
  • On NBS blood spot card
  • Complete all UNHS data on blood spot card
  • NOTE Do not delay sending blood spot card in
    order to complete UNHS information
  • If UNHS not complete before blood spot card is
    ready, tear out pink sheet from blood spot card
    for submission at a later date. Send blood spot
    card to NBS laboratory.
  • On Monthly Summary Report (MSR) for ISDH, report
    all babies who
  • Did not receive UNHS for any reason
  • Attach signed Religious Waiver(s) if applicable
  • Did not pass UNHS
  • Passed UNHS, but have at least one risk factor
    for delayed-onset hearing loss

Why Are Blood Spot Card MSR Required?
  • ISDH requires birthing facilities to submit blood
    spot cards and MSRs in order to
  • Cross-check to ensure that hearing screen data is
    received for all babies
  • Improve the accuracy of data reporting
  • Improve the timeliness of follow-up

EHDI / UNHS Exception Reporting
  • Report to ISDH all babies who
  • Were transferred into / out of your birthing
  • Were not screened for any reason (include copies
    of signed Religious Waivers, if applicable)
  • Did not pass UNHS require diagnostic audiology
  • Passed UNHS, but had risk factor(s) for
    delayed-onset hearing loss

Follow-up Services
Services Provided for Referred Infants
  • Diagnostic audiologic testing to confirm hearing
  • Should be performed at Level 1 Audiology Center
  • These locations have pediatric experience
    equipment necessary to perform diagnostic testing
  • List of locations available on ISDH EHDI website
  • Enrollment in early intervention services
  • For infants with confirmed hearing loss
  • Appropriate follow-up
  • Includes appropriate amplification or treatment
  • Financial coverage of EHDI follow-up services
  • Medicaid Childrens Special Health Care
    Services Funding for diagnostic services can be
    obtained for families who qualify financially
  • Private insurance Some insurance companies will
    cover diagnostic audiology services. Families
    should contact their insurance carrier to
    determine covered services identify providers.

Roles in the EHDI Follow-Up Process Roles in the EHDI Follow-Up Process
Entity Role(s)
ISDH Track follow each infant referred to achieve national 1 3 6 goals Provide educational technical assistance to birthing facilities, families, audiologists, physicians, early intervention providers Train EHDI Regional Consultants, Service Providers, Hospitals, Physicians
EHDI Regional Consultants Provide technical assistance, training, consultations to hospitals, families, community agencies Serve as resource to ensure that children with hearing loss receive appropriate timely care
First Steps Provide coordination of follow-up services for children with diagnosed hearing loss
Public Health Nurses (PHNs) Assist ISDH in locating families of infants lost to follow-up who 1) need an initial hearing screen or re-screen, 2) need diagnostic assessment, and/or 3) need follow-up due to risk for delayed-onset hearing loss Educate families about importance of UNHS Assist ISDH in obtaining necessary follow-up services for infants
EHDI Regional Consultants
Region Name Phone Number
1 Valari Koziel Evelyn Sell (219) 933 2094
2 Sherry Hodge Jamie Beck (765) 608 3277 (260) 426-8117
3 Michelle Escobar (317) 733 2285
4 Molly Pope (317) 233 1264
5 Julia Balbach Jayne Fields (812) 479 1411
6 Jay Cherry (812) 523 3323
How is Indiana Doing?2009 Outcome Statistics
for Heel Stick Hearing Screening
2009 Heel Stick Screening Statistics
  • Approximately 89,000 births in Indiana
  • 98.2 of infants received initial newborn screens
  • 81 infants were confirmed to have a metabolic
  • 47 infants were confirmed to have an endocrine
  • 26 infants were confirmed to have a
  • 26 infants were confirmed to have cystic fibrosis
  • 100 of infants with confirmed cases received
    treatment and follow-up

2009 Indiana Hearing Screening Statistics
  • Approximately 89,000 births
  • 103 birthing facilities reported
  • 98.7 of babies were screened
  • 2.3 were referred for diagnostic audiology
  • 81.3 had normal hearing results
  • 6.2 (124 children) were diagnosed with permanent
    hearing loss
  • 7.4 were lost to follow-up/documentation
  • Additional 30 babies who were born in 2009 were
    identified with hearing loss in 2009
  • Additional 67 babies who were born before 2009
    were identified with hearing loss in 2009

2009 Indiana Diagnostic Statistics
  • 87.6 of children born in 2009 received follow-up
  • 0.6 of these children have been evaluated but
    need additional testing
  • 1.4 moved out of state
  • 0.5 are deceased
  • 2.5 had families who declined follow-up
  • 7.4 LTF/D
  • Mean age of first evaluation 3 months (88.2
  • Median age of first evaluation 2 months (56
  • Mean age of diagnosis 3 months (93.7 days)
  • Median age of diagnosis 2 months (58 days)

Contact Information for ISDH Newborn Screening
  • Director of Genomics and Newborn Screening
  • Bob Bowman
  • Heel-stick Program
  • INSTEP Director Courtney Eddy
  • Sickle Cell Program Director Lisa Mani
  • Genomics Cystic Fibrosis Programs Director
    Malorie Hensley
  • Newborn Screening Data Quality Specialist Iris
  • Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (EHDI)
  • State EHDI Director Gayla Hutsell Guignard
  • EHDI Follow-Up Coordinator- Julie Schulte
  • UNHS Nurse Consultant Bess Godard
  • Lead Audiology Regional Consultant Molly Pope
  • Guide By Your Side Program Coordinator- Lisa
  • EHDI Parent Consultant Julie Swaim
  • To contact the ISDH Newborn Screening Program
  • Call (888) 815-0006

Newborn Screening It takes a team!
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