Last Modified: 08/15/2014
Interactive Web Based Newborn Hearing Screening Training Curriculum
This curriculum was developed to standardize the way screeners are trained and to improve the quality of care for newborn hearing screening and follow-up. It will give screeners and stakeholders an understanding of the comprehensive nature of a quality program and provide the necessary foundation and tools to do a thorough job in their role.
With the interactive course, screeners have the ability to easily access the curriculum on the web and to learn at their own pace. It has been updated to provide adult learning activities and to check knowledge gained going through the course. In addition, there are a number of related resources, and supplemental materials and links; for example, screeners who may want to learn more about their specific state EHDI Program can click on a link that will take them directly to their state EHDI profile. There are also updated scripts for screeners to use when communicating with parents in English and Spanish, etc.
Although there are video demonstrations of babies being screened, this course does not endorse any specific type of equipment nor does it include “hands-on” equipment specific training. As it is important to incorporate “hands-on” training and competencies as part of training a screener, a Skills Checklist is included in the Resource Section to provide guidance in facilitating this component.
This online course requires Internet Explorer version 9 or higher, Chrome, Firefox, or Safari. Users must have Flash enabled, cookies enabled, and popups allowed.
To view the NHSTC course on your iPad
The interactive NHSTC course utilizes Flash technology, which is not supported on iOS devices. However, if you want to use the iPad to view the course (and other Flash sites and videos on the web), you can download an app called iSwifter that will allow you to do so. It's initially free to install and use for 7 days, after which you can buy full access to the app for $4.99.
- If you are interested in earning a Certificate of Completion and/or CEU’s, see the directions below for enrolling in the Moodle Learning Management System.
- Otherwise, if you are not interested in earning a Certificate of Completion and/or CEU’s, you can watch the course instantly online, order a DVD, or view the NHSTC on your iPad (see instructions below).
To earn a Certificate of Completion and CEUs
- Create a user account for the Moodle Learning Management System.
- Take the pre-test, post-test with an 80% or better and the self-assessment surveys and you will receive a certificate of completion via email.
American Academy of Audiology (AAA) CEUs are available for this course, 2 hours (.2 CEUs). This course is Beginner level.
In order to receive CEUs you must take the above steps to complete the entire course in our Learning Management System (Moodle), and pass the exam with a score of 80% or better. Participant CEU information will be submitted to AAA in 2013 four times: March 31st, June 30th, October 31st, and December 31st, 2013. To register for AAA CEUs please provide your AAA ID number, first and last name, and email address. There is no charge for this course.
Utah State University is approved by the American Academy of Audiology to offer Academy CEUs for this activity. The program is worth a maximum of .2 CEUs. Academy approval of this continuing education activity does not imply endorsement of course content, specific products, or clinical procedures. Any views that are presented are those of the presenter/CE Provider and not necessarily of the American Academy of Audiology.
National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (NAPNAP) CEUs are available for this course, 2 hours (.2 CEUs). This course is Beginner level. In order to receive CEUs you must take the above steps to complete the entire course in our Learning Management System (Moodle), and pass the exam with a score of 80% or better. There is no charge for this course.
The NHSTC can be retaken for re-certification. Just login to Moodle with the same account that you used in the past, skip the pre-test, and continue with the rest of the course material. Complete the post-test with an 80% or better, fill out the certificate of completion request survey, and you will receive a certificate from us via email.
Certificate/ Course Completion Verification Requests: It is our policy that when a group requests verification of completion for our curriculum that a copy of the signed agreement from the course participant allowing for this disclosure be emailed to us for our records. Please contact Beth Blaser to inquire or for more information.