CE Credit

Critical Congenital Heart Disease


Welcome to the training on Critical Congenital Heart Disease provided by Texas Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS).

Credit hours: 1.00 CE

References to parents in this module also imply guardians or caregivers. All data presented in the module reflect the most recent year for available data.

Note: This training contains information that is particularly significant to: 1) physicians who treat newborns in birth facilities, 2) physicians in primary care and in subspecialty settings, and 3) nurses and allied health professionals who conduct the CCHD screening in birth facilities and other health-care settings. Some information is more relevant to those who conduct the screening. Testing will be on content that is tailored to both audiences.


The goal of this module is to equip Texas Health Steps providers and others to perform state-mandated newborn screening for critical congenital heart disease (CCHD), evaluate results, and provide appropriate follow-up.

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. Specify the purpose and components of state-mandated newborn pulse oximetry screening for critical congenital heart disease (CCHD).
  2. Integrate CCHD screening into routine newborn care and provide appropriate follow-up and referrals based on screening results.

Please note this module expires on 10/18/2019.

This module was released on 10/18/2016.

Accreditation Statement


The medical definitions provided in this module were adapted or obtained from the federal Health Resources and Services Administration; the University of California, San Francisco; the U.S. National Library of Medicine; and WebMD.