Pulse Oximetry Screening
Pulse oximetry is a simple, painless way to determine the amount of oxygen in the blood. Performing this screen on newborns after they are 24 hours old is an accurate way to determine if there may be a critical congenital heart defect present. You can learn more about pulse ox screens at the CDC website as well as the Heartwaves website.
Helpful Online Resources
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Ronald McDonald House Charities
American Childhood Cancer Organization
National Down Syndrome Society
Oklahoma Family Network
Hearts of Steel Foundation
A Twist of Fate-ATS (Arterial Tortuosity Syndrome)