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Information about the Study

The Wisconsin SHINE Project is a statewide effort to implement universal pulse oximetry screening for Critical Congenital Heart Disease (CCHD) in newborns and to evaluate the effectiveness and costs associated with CCHD screening. The Wisconsin SHINE Project hopes to determine if pulse oximetry is a beneficial and cost effective screening tool for CCHD across a wide range of birth settings including large tertiary hospitals, smaller community hospitals, birthing centers, and home births.

The Wisconsin SHINE Project is a collaborative effort of The University of Wisconsin, Medical College of Wisconsin, Wisconsin Department of Health and Human Services and the Wisconsin State Lab of Hygiene and is funded by a grant from the US Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), and branch of the US Department of Health and Human Services.

Additional Resources


The external resources provided below are listed for the convenience of providers and institutions. They are offered "as is" and Wisconsin SHINE cannot guarantee the correctness or authenticity of the information/links below.

Kemper A et al. Strategies for Implementing Screening for Critical Congenital Heart Disease. Pediatrics 2011.

Hoffman J, Kaplan S. The Incidence of Congenital Heart Disease. Journal of the American College of Cardiology 2002.

AAP Recommends Pulse Oximetry Screening Be Performed After Planned Home Births and Hospital Births

Participating Institutions

Participating Institutions

Most babies born in Wisconsin are currently being screened for Critical Congenital Heart Disease with pulse oximetry. Hospitals participate in the Wisconsin SHINE Project by agreeing to follow an established protocol and reporting the results of pulse oximetry screening to the Wisconsin State Lab of Hygiene.  Contributing data to the Wisconsin SHINE Project will help determine how well the recommended pulse oximetry screening protocol actually works and will help identify areas where the screening protocol can be improved.



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