Establishing a Successful Discharge Readiness Program in the NICU. Presented by: Michelle Clements, RN WakeMed Intensive Care Nursery November 11, 2009. Goal.
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Establishing a Successful Discharge
Readiness Program in the NICU
Presented by: Michelle Clements, RN
WakeMed Intensive Care Nursery
November 11, 2009
Discharge planning should begin early in the hospital course. The goal of the discharge plan is to ensure successful transition to home care.
Patient and Family
Majority of responses were related to receiving more and higher quality information. Specific informational needs focused on consistency of information they received from different providers and updates on their infant’s care and progress.
Transition to Home from the Newborn Intensive Care Unit: Journal of Perinatal and Neonatal Nursing: July/August 2006