MEDICAL HOME RESOURCES
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The primary health care professional works in partnership with parents in a medical home, which is not a building but an approach that is family centered, continuous, culturally sensitive, compassionate, and coordinated.
Medical Home: Primary Care Physician
- monitors general health and well-being
- ensures audiological assessments for infants who do not pass hearing screenings
- refers for medical specialty evaluations and coordinates with other specialists
- reviews medical history for risk factors that require monitoring for late-onset or progressive hearing loss and ensures that an audiological evaluation is completed at least once by 24 or 30 months of age
- conducts regular surveillance of developmental milestones, auditory skills, parental concerns, and middle ear status consistent with the AAP pediatric periodicity schedule
Medical Home: Parents
- access available resources to make informed choices for their child and family
- participate in scheduled appointments with physicians, audiologists and other professionals
- love, nurture, and communicate with their child
*Roles developed by JCIH, 2007 Position Statement
LA EHDI has the following brochures:
- Roadmap for Families - English
- Roadmap for Families - Spanish
- Can Your Baby Hear - English
- Can Your Baby Hear - Spanish
- Brochure Request Order Form
Frequently Asked Questions:
- What is the optimal surveillance and hearing screening protocol for the medical home according to JCIH 2007 Position Statement?
- What are the guidelines from the AAP that are essential for successful screening in the medical home?
- How can medical home providers help reduce the number of infants that are considered "lost to follow-up"?
- What are the risk factors for late-onset and early childhood hearing loss?
- Is there a Quick Guide to details regarding infant hearing screening?
- NCHAM Universial Newborn Hearing Screening: Guidelines for Pediatric Medical Home Providers
- NCHAM Guide for Medical Home OAE Screenings
- Joint Committee on Infant Hearing (JCIH) 2007 Position Statement
- AAP: 1-3-6 Newborn Hearing Screening Checklist
- Medical Home For Children With Hearing Loss, Pediatrics, 2007
- AAP: Newborn Hearing Screeing - Lost To Documented Follow Up: Considerations For The Medical Home
- Hearing Screening Coding Fact Sheet for PCP (NCMHI)
- Louisiana Pediatric Audiology Services Directory
- AAP Strategic Plan: Improving the Effectiveness of Screening, Diagnosis, and Intervention
- Just In Time For Pediatric Primary Care Providers
- NCHAM eBook: Medical Home and EHDI
- Video: AAP Tools for Medical Home Providers to Address Loss to Follow-Up/Documentation
- CDC Early Hearing Detection and Intervention
- AAP: Improving the Effectiveness of Newborn Hearing Screening, Diagnosis and Intervention
- National Center for Hearing Assessment and Management (NCHAM)
- National Center for Medical Home Implementation
- Louisiana Hands and Voices (family support organization for families of infants and toddlers diagnosed with hearing loss)