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POX Screening Decision Tool

Data Collection

An important part of the Wisconsin SHINE Project is collecting data to find out how well pulse oximetry screening is working. Results of pulse oximetry screening will be collected in a central database called WE-TRAC HEART at the Wisconsin State Lab of Hygiene.

Like hearing screening results, the results of pulse oximetry screening for CCHD will be recorded on the newborn screening blood card.  When the blood cards are processed at the Wisconsin State Lab of Hygiene, the CCHD screening results will be entered into WE-TRAC Heart.

In addition to the WE-TRAC Heart database, all babies who are diagnosed with CCHD will become part of the Wisconsin Birth Defects Registry. All babies diagnosed with CCHD, including those diagnosed prenatally, on newborn physical exam, through CCHD Screening, and later clinical presentation up to one year of age will be included in this registry.

Reporting is Easy

  • Mark PASS, FAIL, or NOT SCREENED and fill in time and date of pulse oximetry screening on newborn screening blood card.
  • For babies who are NOT SCREENED check the appropriate box indicating the reason why pulse oximetry screening was not done (refused, transferred, deceased, echo normal, confirmed heart disease, other).
  • Infants with pulmonary disease requiring treatment with oxygen
    • Photocopy newborn screening blood card before collecting newborn blood screen
    • Check “not screened” on newborn screening blood card
    • When pulmonary disease and need for oxygen resolves, screen infant and record results on photocopy of newborn screening blood card.
    • Send photocopy of newborn screening blood card with CCHD screening results to the Wisconsin State Lab of Hygiene

For technical assistance or questions about pulse oximetry screening process or procedure Monday through Friday, contact Wisconsin SHINE at 1 (608) 265-1894. For immediate or clinical concerns contact your referring pediatric cardiologist.