The Newborn Screening Education project is a joint venture between the Virginia Department of Health, the University of Virginia Office of Continuing Medical Education and Scitent to provide healthcare professionals and institutions nationwide with certified continuing medical education opportunities to ensure that every well newborn is accurately screened prior to discharge from the hospital.

Patient safety, patient satisfaction, nurse competency, and budget concerns at hospitals and heath systems were strong considerations when designing our newborn screening CE.

The mission of the Virginia Department of Health’s Newborn Screening Services is to reduce and prevent disabilities and death resulting from disorders detectable through newborn screening, and to provide for diagnosis, treatment and follow-up genetic services for families at risk.

The Critical Congenital Heart Disease (CCHD) Screening Project was established to provide support and education to healthcare providers to ensure that every well newborn is accurately screened for CCHD with pulse oximetry before discharge.

This project is/was supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number H46MC24062 and title “Genetics Services Project” for grant amount $298,713. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.

Continuing medical education modules within Newborn Screening Education include:

  • Critical Congenital Heart Disease Screening
  • Maintenance of Certification Part 2 – Critical Congenital Heart Disease Screening (for physicians)
  • Newborn Dried Blood-Spot Screening

Newborn Screening Education Partners

  • Virginia Department of Health Logo Image

    The VDH implements a coordinated, prevention-oriented program that promotes and protects the health of all Virginians.

  • University of Virginia School of Medicine Logo Image

    UVA Office of CME promotes educational activities that are designed to meet the learning needs of practicing physicians and the delivery of quality patient care.

  • University of Virginia Childrens Hospital Logo Image

    UVA Children's Hospital provides primary and specialty care in more than 30 specialties to children throughout Virginia.