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Newborn Pulse Oximetry Screening

NZNO welcomes your feedback on draft Ministry of Health guidelines for newborn pulse oximetry screening.  Some District Health Boards have implemented the screening and others are yet to introduce it.

The document describes the purpose and benefits of newborn pulse oximetry screening and outlines the key considerations in developing national guidelines.  The Ministry of Health is interested in feedback on the draft recommendations and the proposed screening algorithm.

The discussion document can be found below, for your consideration.

Please send feedback to policyanalysts@nzno.org.nz by 21 May 2021.

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