16th ANNUAL EARLY HEARING DETECTION & INTERVENTION MEETING
February 26-28, 2017 • Atlanta, GA

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2/28/2017  |   1:45 PM - 2:15 PM   |  North Carolina's Resident Physicians' Understanding of Newborn Hearing Screening and Follow-up   |  Hanover E

North Carolina's Resident Physicians' Understanding of Newborn Hearing Screening and Follow-up

In 2013, NC-EHDI participated in a national survey conducted by the National Center for Hearing Assessment and Management (NCHAM) and Boys Town National Research Hospital to understand what primary care providers think, know, and feel about newborn hearing screening and follow up. NC survey results indicated a gap in knowledge in the 1-3-6 Joint Committee on Infant Hearing (JCIH) best practice guidelines, risk factors for late onset hearing loss, NC-EHDI’s role, and reporting results to the program. Providers did not feel adequately trained to meet the needs of infants with hearing loss and were not very confident in talking to parents of a child with permanent hearing loss. To address gaps, NC-EHDI is working on developing educational opportunities for medical providers, including residents. A resident training module was developed by a NC Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities (NC-LEND) Program pediatric resident, in collaboration with NC-EHDI and the NC AAP Chapter Champion, to increase knowledge and understanding of newborn hearing screening and follow-up among resident physicians before they move into a practice setting. To further refine the module, we asked residents from three pediatric and five family medicine residency programs to complete an online survey about what they think, know and feel regarding newborn hearing screening and follow up. Preliminary results (5 surveys) show similar findings to the 2013 survey. This presentation will examine the resident survey results before and after the administration of the residency training module, the resident training module itself and other educational efforts targeting medical providers aimed at increasing knowledge about the EHDI system and their role in ensuring that children with hearing loss receive timely and appropriate care and services according to the JCIH guidelines.

  • Identify gaps in knowledge among resident physicians
  • Design a residency training presentation
  • Describe educational strategies targeting medical providers

Presentation:
15804_5739SandraHillMarkland.pdf

15804_5739_SandraHillMarkland.pdf

Handouts:
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Transcripts:
5739.rtf


Presenters/Authors

Melissa Taylor (), Private Practice, melissa.taylor@novanthealth.org;
Melissa Taylor completed her Pediatric Residency at Levine Children's Hospital in Charlotte, NC. She completed her medical degree at Mercer University. She now works as a Pediatrician in Charlotte, NC and has been involved with the NC EHDI program doing research in early screening and detection of hearing loss and barriers to care. In 2014, Melissa became the NC AAP Chapter Champion.

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Financial - No relevant financial relationship exist.

Nonfinancial - No relevant nonfinancial relationship exist.


Sandra Hill Markland (), North Carolina EHDI, Sandy.Markland@dhhs.nc.gov;
I received my undergraduate and graduate degrees at UNC Greensboro in Speech/language Pathology. Worked in early intervention for 22 years and have spent the last 10 years working with the EHDI program.

ASHA DISCLOSURE:

Financial - No relevant financial relationship exist.

Nonfinancial - No relevant nonfinancial relationship exist.