CE Credit

Hearing and Vision Screening

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Welcome to the training on Hearing and Vision Screening provided by the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) and the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC).

Credit hours: 1.5 CE

Goal

The goal of this module is to equip Texas Health Steps providers and others to implement best practices for early and periodic screening of hearing and vision in children and adolescents.

Target Audience

Texas Health Steps providers and other interested health-care professionals.

Specific Learning Objectives

After completing the activities of this module, you will be able to:

  1. Evaluate causes of hearing and vision loss and the role of screening in early detection and treatment.
  2. Implement protocols for hearing screening of newborns, children, and adolescents and provide appropriate follow-up and referral as required.
  3. Implement protocols for ocular health and vision screening of children and adolescents, coordinate with school-based screenings, and provide appropriate follow-up and referral as required.

Please note this module expires on 5/10/2020.

Accreditation Statement

Disclosures

The medical definitions provided in this module were obtained or adapted from the American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus, Dorland’s Medical Dictionary for Health Consumers, the FreeDictionary, KidsHealth, MedlinePlus, Medscape, National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders, National Library of Medicine, and NewYorkPresbyterian.org.