Presentation on theme: "Development of a Newborn Hearing Screening Training Curriculum Randi Winston, AuD Lylis Olsen, MS, MPH."— Presentation transcript:
Development of a Newborn Hearing Screening Training Curriculum Randi Winston, AuD Lylis Olsen, MS, MPH
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With the widespread implementation of hospital based newborn hearing screening programs, it has become apparent that standardized competency based materials are needed. The goal of this project is to develop educational materials for hearing screening personnel that will ensure a better understanding of the purpose of universal newborn hearing screening as well as assure that quality assurance measures are being met through efficient hearing screening practices. Purpose of the Project
What We Know About Current Status Limited resources High turnover in staff Large number of screeners nationally Information lost in transition between trainers Dilution of training quality over time Hospital need for Quality Assurance Need for screener buy in Limited number of qualified audiologists
Why is Standardized Training Needed? Training Impacts the quality of the screening which impacts: – Consistency – Specificity and sensitivity – Refer rates – Lost to follow up – Cost efficiency – Community confidence in the program
What is Competency Based Training? Learner centered – Self paced – Using multiple modes of instruction including print, audiovisual and simulations Skill based rather than time based Assessment of knowledge involves actual performance of the skill
Why we need your help… Competency Based Training is only as effective as the process used to identify the learning outcomes.