Texas Pulse Oximetry Project

Critical Congenital Heart Disease (CCHD) is the leading cause of death in infants less than 1 year old. In the United States, 4800 infants (2/1000 live births) are born annually with CCHD. Early diagnosis and timely intervention of CCHD can significantly reduce morbidity and mortality among newborns and lead to better outcomes. This is a significant public health problem because there is no standardized screening process for early CCHD detection in the state of Texas.

The Texas Pulse Oximetry Project (TxPop), a joint educational effort from The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio/Department of Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine/Department of Pediatrics and Texas Department of State Health Services, is an initiative to to implement an educational program to improve readiness of CCHD screening in Texas.

The following resources have been developed and tested with the intention to provide a robust, comprehensive educational program and standardized approach for CCHD screening to be used in all birthing facilities throughout Texas. For more details on how this material was created, please see the Background Information and References.

Health Care Provider Resources

Physician PowerPoint Presentation Slides
Physician PowerPoint Presentation Handout
Nurses PowerPoint Presentation Slides
Nurses PowerPoint Presentation Handout
Algorithm Poster
Algorithm Laminate Card
Sample of Suggested Physician Orders
Sample of Suggested Nursery Policy
Sample Log #1
Sample Log #2
Wall Poster (English and Spanish)

Parent Resources

Parent brochure – Positive Screen
Parent brochure – General

Resources for the Public

Public Service Announcement