Newborn Hearing Screening Lecture

In the continued aim for updating health care professionals with competencies and standards for quality health service, NHSRC once again conducts newborn hearing screening lecture and updates for health professionals. Last November 11, 2015, Dr. Rosario “Chit” Ricalde, MD FPSO-HNS gave a lecture on RA 9709 Universal Newborn Hearing Screening Act of 2009 Background and Updates. She is the Liaison of the Newborn Hearing Screening Reference Center, National Institutes of Health University of the Philippines, Manila. Lecture Outline: What is newborn hearing screening? Why do we do newborn hearing screening now? How do we do newborn hearing screening now? What is RA 9709 Universal Newborn Hearing Screening Act of 2009? Implementation Categories of Hearing Centers Personnel Facilities 6. Updates To download a copy of Dr. Ricalde’s presentation, kindly fill in the following details below: Your Name (required) Your Email...

DOH Circular on the Guidelines for Universal Newborn Hearing Screening Program (UNHSP) Implementation

The DOH Department Circular on the Guidelines for Universal Newborn Hearing Screening Program (UNHSP) Implementation was released last March 31, 2014 to all health leaders and stakeholders including hospitals, health providers and patients across the country. The Department of Health- Family Health Office (DOH-FHO) and the Newborn Hearing Screening Center- National Institute of Health, UP-Manila (NHSC-NIH-UPM) developed guidelines for the implementation of Universal Newborn Hearing Screening Program (UNHSP) which will serve as a comprehensive guide and reference material for service providers and health workers who are engaged in the provision of newborn hearing screening, be it actual screening, training of health workers, or application of intervention strategies. Included in the circular are the roles guidelines of service providers for a clearer delineation and discharge of their functions. In the circular are the Universal Newborn Hearing Screening Act 2009 and Manual of Operations for Republic Act 9709. You may download a...

PNEI Update: 7th Certifying Course

The Philippine National Ear Institute in cooperation with the Philippine Academy of Neurotology Otology and Related Sciences – Philippine Society of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery will be conducting the following pre-congress courses on November 29, 2015, Sunday: Integrated Orientation and Updates to RA 9709 and Category A Newborn Hearing Screening Personnel Certifying Course at the Basic Sciences Lecture Room – East (BLSR-East) University of the Philippines College of Medicine, Pedro Gil Street, Ermita, Manila Auditory Brainstem Response Technician Training Course to be held at the Ward 10 ENT Conference Room and The Ear Unit at the 2nd floor of the Philippine General Hospital, Taft Avenue, Ermita, Manila The Orientation and Updates to RA 9709 is the lecture portion of the Category A Newborn Hearing Screening Personnel Certifying Course and is also a pre-requisite for non-screener or manager staff members of Hearing Centers such as Speech Therapists, Cochlear Implant Programmers, Developmental Pediatricians, ENT Coordinators, and ENT Implant Surgeons. Orientation and Updates participants are required to bring the following: Copy of valid PRC ID for physicians Copy of any valid ID for Audiologist or speech therapist Copy of Masters in Audiology diploma for Audiologist Copy of Speech Therapy / Pathology diploma for speech therapist Copy of Residency and Fellowship Training certificates for Developmental Pediatricians, ENT or ENT Implant Surgeon Certificate of good standing from The Philippine Society of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery for ENT Coordinators and ENT Implant Surgeons Certificate of good standing from the Philippine Pediatric Society for Pediatricians Certificate or letter of center / health facility affiliation / employment signed by Medical Director / head of facility...

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