Woman with newborn baby

Implementation of Newborn Screening for Critical Congenital Heart Disease (CCHD) in New York State

Originally presented on June 9, 2014


  • Marilyn Kacica, MD, MPH
    New York State Department of Health
  • Robert Koppel, MD
    Cohen Children's Medical Center
  • Adriann Combs, RN, BSN
    Stony Brook University Hospital

Program Objectives:

After watching this webcast participants will be able to:
  • Recognize the public health significance of CCHD in NYS.
  • Describe the requirements for universal CCHD screening of infants born at home or in a NYS hospital.
  • Discuss the availability of NYS information resources about CCHD for parents and guardians.
  • Recognize the CCHD conditions that could be associated with a low oximetry result.
  • Identify the best practices process for CCHD implementation in a hospital based setting.
  • Identify challenges for CCHD implementation in NYS.

To Obtain Continuing Education Credits:

Each participant interested in CE credits must complete an evaluation and post-test, which is available above under "Evaluation, Post-test & CE Credits". A score of 80% and above on the post-test will generate a certificate indicating the requested credits.

The planners, moderator, and presenters do not have any financial arrangements or affiliations with any commercial entities whose products, research or services may be discussed in this activity.

No commercial funding has been accepted for this activity.

Continuing Medical Education Credits

The School of Public Health, University at Albany is accredited by the Medical Society of the State of New York (MSSNY) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The School of Public Health, University at Albany designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Continuing Medical Education Credits are offered until June 30, 2017.

Continuing Nurse Education Contact Hours

The University at Albany School of Public Health is an Approved Provider of continuing nurse education by the Northeast Multi-State Division, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

This offering is approved for 1.5 nursing contact hour(s).

Nursing Contact Hours are offered until June 30, 2017.

Certified Health Education Specialist Contact Hours

Sponsored by the School of Public Health, University and Albany, SUNY, a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES) to receive up to 1.5 total Category I contact education contact hours. Maximum advanced-level continuing education contact hours available are 0.

Continuing Education Contact Hours are offered until June 30, 2017.