TABLE 2

Information About Usual Timing of Discharge and Screening Reported By Nursing Leadership at 54 Birth Hospitals With Active CCHD Screening Programs at the Time of the Initial Survey

QuestionNo. of HospitalsPercent
What is the most common time frame to discharge a term newborn after an uncomplicated vaginal delivery?
 12 to <24 h611
 24 to <48 h4787
 ≥48 h00
 No answer12
What is the most common time frame to perform pulse oximetry screening for a term newborn after an uncomplicated vaginal delivery?
 12 to <24 h713
 24 to <48 h4583
 ≥48 h00
 No answer24
What is the most common time frame to perform pulse oximetry screening for a term newborn after an uncomplicated cesarean delivery?
 12 to <24 h24
 24 to <48 h4583
 ≥48 h59
 No answer24
If an infant is to be discharged before 12 h of life, how do you implement your screening protocol?
 Do not screen35
 Screen per usual protocol1731
 Begin screen; if first value is abnormal, delay discharge815
 We have not had any discharges at <12 h2241
 Other24
 No answer24