Procedures, guidelines and reports
The documents in this section have been developed by the NSU for health professionals providing services in or associated with the Universal Newborn Hearing and Early Intervention Programme (UNHSEIP).
The workforce development strategy and action plan (the Strategy) addresses the development of the newborn hearing screening and audiology workforce required for the implementation of the UNHSEIP. It recognises that the effective delivery of the UNHSEIP requires a multidisciplinary team.
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The purpose of the National Policy and Quality Standards is to document the operational policy and quality standards of practice for providers of services within the Universal Newborn Hearing Screening and Early Intervention Programme (UNHSEIP)
The Universal Newborn Hearing and Early Intervention Programme(UNHSEIP) carries out a two stage regime using aABR technology with the BERAphone equipment, to screen for hearing loss. This is introduced below.
The NSU recommends that the parents and guardians of all babies born in New Zealand are offered newborn hearing screening for their babies.
Reports into quality improvements for the UNHSEIP programme