The newborn hearing screening test helps to identify babies who have permanent hearing loss as soon as early as possible. This means that parents can get the advice and support they need as soon as possible.
E-learning screener module
NHSP Screener unit 1: Screening
Describes general screening principals as well as specific information about Newborn Hearing Screening.
NHSP Screener unit 2: The ear
Describes the ear (anatomy) and how it works (physiology).
NHSP Screener unit 3: Hearing loss
Describes the causes and effects of hearing loss.
NHSP Screener unit 4: Screening techniques
Describes the 2 screening techniques (AOAE and AABR) used in the NHSP.
NHSP Screener unit 5: NHSP protocols
About the national protocols which must be followed during the screen.
NHSP Screener unit 6: NHSP in practice
About how the screen should be carried out in practice at site level.
NHSP Screener unit 7: NHSP IT system
About the national database.
Risk management and failsafe e-resource
This module aims to identify where risks are most likely to occur along the NHSP care pathway and provide examples of failsafes and best practice.
Read a brief description of each unit within this module:
Unit 1 Introduction
This unit covers risk management and identifying the most effective ways of reducing errors and failures.
Unit 2 Inform
This unit identifies potential errors to maximise the timely and informed offer of newborn hearing screening.
Unit 3 Identify population
This unit identifies potential errors to accurately identify eligible population
Unit 4 Offer
This unit identifies potential errors to maximise uptake in the eligible population
Unit 5 Screen
This unit identifies potential errors to maximise the performance of the screen
Unit 6 Complete
This unit identifies potential errors to support completed, quality newborn hearing screening
Unit 7 Outcome
This unit identifies potential errors to optimise population and individual health outcomes
Unit 8 Refer
This unit identifies potential errors to minimise parental anxiety
Unit 9 Diagnose
This unit identifies potential errors to maximise performance of diagnostic assessment
Unit 10 Intervention
This unit identifies potential errors to ensure high quality and timely intervention
Unit 11 Targeted surveillance
This unit identifies potential errors to maximise uptake and ensure high quality, timely diagnostic assessment
Unit 12 Care pathway
identifies potential errors to ensure effective commissioning and governance of the newborn hearing screening programme (NHSP)
Unit 13 Continued Professional Development
In this unit you will be exploring a range of learning opportunities through which you will be able to maintain and develop your career.