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Barriers and Solutions to Neonatal Follow-Up of High Risk Infants in the State of Utah. Trainees: Juliana Briscoe, Sherrily Brown, Melissa Herzig, Kerry Prout, and Debbie Thomas. Author Note. The authors of this paper wish to acknowledge the faculty mentors for this project:

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Barriers and Solutions to Neonatal Follow-Up of High Risk Infants in the State of Utah

Trainees:

Juliana Briscoe, Sherrily Brown, Melissa Herzig, Kerry Prout, and Debbie Thomas


Author Note

The authors of this paper wish to acknowledge the faculty mentors for this project:

  • Mentors: Sarah Winter & Vicki Simonsmeier

  • Family Consumer Consultant: Christine Evans

  • Core Faculty: Paula Peterson, JoLynn Webster, Gretchen Peacock, Heidi Lane, and Terry Pavia


Problem

  • Low attendance rates at the Utah Neonatal Follow-Up Program (NFP)

  • Desire to know what is being done well in clinic

  • Desire to know what can be improved upon in clinic


Goals

  • Identification of NFP attendance trends through quantitative data

  • Identification of NFP attendance barriers through qualitative data

  • Recommendations to the NFP team from research findings


Quantitative Method

  • Current attendance trends were identified via data analysis of the NFP follow-up rates from the five largest referral Utah NICU facilities in 2011.


Qualitative Method

  • Perceptions of program value

  • Identify potential barriers and solutions to NFP attendance

  • Baseline knowledge and value of program

  • Identify potential barriers and solutions to NFP attendance

Family Focus Group

(SLC & Ogden)

Professional Focus Group

(PCMC & McKay-Dee)


Family Focus Group Findings


Family Focus Group Findings


Family Focus Group Findings


Professional Focus Group Findings


Professional Focus Group Findings


Professional Focus Group Findings


Professional Focus Group Findings


Study Limitations

  • Lack of representation of target group families

  • Four focus groups with a small sample size

  • Lack of diversity


NFP Attendance Barriers

  • Lack of education provided to families & NICU staff

  • Lack of communication between facilities

  • Lack of NFP and NICU communication

  • Distance of clinic locations

  • Medical vs. developmental priorities

  • Lack of parental understanding that development needs evaluation over time


Recommendations for Improving NFP Attendance

  • Education provided to families & NICU staff

  • Communication between facilities

  • Improve NFP and NICU communication for family contact

  • Additional clinics


Recommendations for Improving Clinic Satisfaction

  • Provide a NFP presentation to PCMC Grand Rounds

  • Feasibility of providers

  • Check off sheet and check out process

  • Post-appointment summary

  • Strategic communication plan

  • Scheduling consideration


Suggestions for Further Study

  • Broaden the diversity of the focus groups

  • Target participants who are referred to the NFP, but do not attend or have not completed the program

  • Gather data from community pediatricians


Trainee Recommendations for the URLEND Program

  • Exposure to and problem-solving of systemic, billing and policy issues related to interdisciplinary clinics

  • Increase opportunity and exposure to clinic administration and operations

  • Additional emphasis on diagnoses i.e. CP/Down’s Syndrome

  • Increase family interaction in an informal setting

  • Increase clinical sites for URLEND trainees


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