Birthing facilities in New York State (this includes facilities such as general hospitals and clinics) are now legally required to screen newborn babies for congenital heart defects through pulse oximetry screening (also known as “pulse ox”). Congenital heart defects, which affect the structure and function of a newborns heart, are present in nearly 1% of live births each year. Pulse oximetry screening allows doctors to detect potentially fatal heart defects in newborns and take the necessary steps to ensure they receive proper treatment before problems occur. What are the laws in your state? 👶💞 #DidYouKnow #PulseOximetry #CHD
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