Impact of educational video on critical congenital heart disease screening

Heather M. Siefkes, Whitnee J. Hogan, Shannon M. Flood, Katrina L. Ramsey, Mark D. Reller, Amy J. Starmer, Carrie A. Phillipi

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Objective: To assess the status of pulse oximetry screening and barriers to implementing screening programs. Methods: This was a prospective pre-post intervention survey of nurse managers and medical directors of hospital-based birthing centers in Oregon, Idaho, and Southern Washington. The intervention was a 7-minute video demonstrating and discussing pulse oximetry screening for critical congenital heart disease. Results: Analysis of matched pairs showed a significant increase in the use of pulse oximetry screening during the study period from 52% to 73% (P <.0001). Following implementation of the video, the perception of all queried potential barriers decreased significantly among individuals from hospitals self-identified as nonscreening at baseline. Viewing the educational video was associated with an increase in the percentage of individuals from nonscreening hospitals that rated screening as "very beneficial" (45% vs 90%, P =.0001). Conclusions: An educational video was associated with improved opinions of pulse oximetry screening among hospitals not currently screening.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)733-741
Number of pages9
JournalClinical pediatrics
Issue number8
StatePublished - Jul 2014


  • congenital heart disease/defects
  • educational intervention
  • pulse oximetry

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health


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