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Practitioner Resources, Provider Manual and Video
Newborn Screening saves foot at a time. Save Babies Through Screening Foundation developed this educational film to share experiences
of parents and expert opinions regarding the newborn screening process. It contains information that could save a baby's life.   
Note: Some of the files listed below are in Adobe PDF format. You will need the free Adobe Acrobat Reader installed on your computer system in order to access, view and print the files. 
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Provider Manual

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Critical Congenital Heart Defect

The Newborn Screening and Follow-up Program completes follow-up activities related to critical congenital heart defects (CCHD).  Every infant born in Pennsylvania should receive a CCHD screening between 24-48 hours of life.  The below document includes important information for submitters related to:  timing of the pulse ox screen, screening tips, screening protocol for well-baby nurseries and NICUs, reporting requirements, CCHD coordinator responsibilities and FAQs.