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ABSTRACT INFORMATION
Title: 'Developing a Hospital CMV Testing Protocol without State Mandate '
Track: 1 - EHDI Program Enhancement
Keyword(s): Hospital, CMV
Learning Objectives:
  1. Determine likely areas of concern administration may have and be able to gather support material regarding why CMV testing is important to their hospital hearing program.
  2. Identify steps necessary and colleagues important to include in the development of a hospital CMV protocol.

Abstract:

The effects of congenital CMV on infants are well documented but there is little uniformity on a national level regarding early identification of CMV, particularly in asymptomatic babies. Since hearing loss is the most common sequelae following a congenital CMV infection (AAP), several states have initiated mandated CMV testing for infants that do not pass their hearing screening, thus allowing for earlier diagnosis and management. However, most states have no mandate. Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) and Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) in Boston have successfully developed and implemented their own hospital based CMV testing protocol to help identify babies with CMV. The speakers will discuss the strategies they used and ways other hospitals can move forward with setting up their own policy. The presentation will include supporting materials to bring to administration, procedures for testing including criteria, supplies, and family support materials, lab codes/cost of testing, tracking, and what to do when a baby comes up positive. Finally, a case study showing the process and diagnostic outcome from Boston Children’s Hospital will be reviewed.
Presentation: Monday_French_200_JenniferBentley_1519.pdf

Handouts: Handout is not Available
CART: Topical Session 2- 1519.txt
PRESENTER(S) / AUTHOR(S) INFORMATION
Jennifer Bentley - Primary Presenter,POC
BIDMC
     Credentials: Au.D.
      Jennifer Bentley is the Coordinator for the Newborn Hearing Screening Program at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, in Boston.
      ASHA DISCLOSURE:

Financial - No relevant financial relationship exist.

Nonfinancial - No relevant nonfinancial relationship exist.
Margaret Toro - Co-Presenter
Brigham and Women's Hospital
     Credentials: Margaret Toro, Au.D. CCC-A
     Other Affiliations: ASHA, AAA, Massachusetts DPH Universal Newborn Hearing Screening Program Advisory Committee
      Margaret Toro is the director/coordinator of newborn hearing screening at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, MA. She has worked previously as coordinator of newborn hearing screening and pediatric audiologist at Boston Medical Center.
      ASHA DISCLOSURE:

Financial - No relevant financial relationship exist.

Nonfinancial - No relevant nonfinancial relationship exist.
Charlotte Mullen - Co-Presenter
Boston Children's Hospital
     Credentials: Au.D.
      Charlotte Mullen, AuD, a contributing author for this resource, is the primary pediatric audiologist for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Program and Coordinator for Education and Training for the audiology service of Boston Children’s Hospital. She founded the Sound Outreach to Schools educational audiology program. Mullen has given numerous presentations to professional and parent groups. Her clinical work initially identified an increased incidence in hearing loss among children treated by extra-corporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO). Working closely with the Developmental Medicine Program, Mullen developed a clinical practice guideline for audiological monitoring which led to incorporation into the 2007 Joint Committee on Infant Hearing recommendations.
      ASHA DISCLOSURE:

Financial - No relevant financial relationship exist.

Nonfinancial - No relevant nonfinancial relationship exist.