Discharge planning and home care for low-birth-weight infants.

S. Gennaro, S. Bakewell-Sachs

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    Abstract

    This article presents a review of discharge planning and home follow-up for low-birth-weight infants. The scope of the problem of low birth weight and postdischarge health status of low-birth-weight infants are presented in overview. Discharge planning and home care are detailed for healthy low-birth-weight infants and for low-birth-weight infants requiring various levels of technologic support in the home. Emphasis is on comprehensive discharge planning and home follow-up to facilitate continuity and quality of postdischarge care. Nursing's role is critical to the discharge planning and the postdischarge care process.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)129-145
    Number of pages17
    JournalNAACOG"s clinical issues in perinatal and women"s health nursing
    Volume3
    Issue number1
    StatePublished - Jan 1 1992

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Medicine(all)

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