Presenter Information:
Presenter 1: Name: Marlene Hesley
Affiliation: Banner Desert Medical Center
Marlene graduated from Mesa Community College with Licensed Practical Nurse degree in 1968. She started working as a staff nurse in Labor & Delivery and Postpartum at what is now Banner Desert Medical Center in Mesa Arizona. In 1999 she developed the Newborn Hearing Screening Program and is the Coordinator of that program which included the Well Baby Nursery and NICU nurseries. She was a member of the Never Too Young Advisory Committee for the hearing impaired children to the State of Arizona. She coauthored the Newborn Hearing Screening Training Curriculum a Competency based Training for Hearing Screeners. Has spoken at conferences on many aspects of newborn hearing screen. Wrote an article for Nursing Administration Quarterly magazine.
Author Information:
Author 1: Name: Marlene Hesley
Affiliation: Banner Desert Medical Center
Author 2: Name: Randi Winston
Affiliation: NCHAM
Abstract Information:
Title: Engaging Physicians in the EHDI Process
Primary Track: 4-Medical Home
Keyword(s): medical home, physician education, conference, planning


Since the Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB) and the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) have introduced the medical home model, EHDI stakeholders at the national, state and local levels have had the ongoing challenge of training and educating medical providers on the importance of EHDI. Multiple strategies in a variety of modalities have been implemented to address this need. In the state of Arizona, families must rely on the medical home for assistance in obtaining referrals as well as guidance regarding the process and what happens next. If a child does not pass their newborn hearing screening, the physician must take an active role in partnering with the family and assisting them in moving through each step of the EHDI process. Although progress has been made, lack of physician buy-in is still considered a contributing factor to loss to follow-up in our state EHDI program. Physician education must be continuous and ongoing. In an effort to address this issue, Banner Desert Medical Center took an active role in planning a conference for the sole purpose of educating physicians on providing quality care to families of children in need of follow-up. They partnered with the Arizona chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics and the EAR Foundation of Arizona. The speakers chosen consisted of a neonatologist, a pediatrician, an otolaryngologist, the state EHDI consulting audiologists, a pediatric diagnostic audiologist, a parent outreach coordinator from the state Part C program and a parent from Arizona’s state Hand’s and Voices Chapter. CME’s were offered and the conference was professionally videotaped for future use on the Arizona AAP website and for ongoing physician education. This poster session will demonstrate the steps involved in the conference planning process and provide a model that others may consider using as a strategy for educating physicians.
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