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Multidisciplinary discharge assessment of the medically and socially high-risk infant.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11075086     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Discharge from a neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) requires assessment, coordination, and possible intervention by a multidisciplinary team. The infant's health condition and the family's social situation must be considered before discharge to design a discharge plan for the child's long-term well-being. This article presents the neonatal discharge assessment tool (N-DAT) as a method to identify risks at the time of discharge. The tool offers specific recommendations for use with infants who are medically or socially high risk. The implications for the NICU team and for coordination with community providers are discussed.
M Robison; C Pirak; C Morrell
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of perinatal & neonatal nursing     Volume:  13     ISSN:  0893-2190     ISO Abbreviation:  J Perinat Neonatal Nurs     Publication Date:  2000 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2001-01-04     Completed Date:  2001-01-04     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8801387     Medline TA:  J Perinat Neonatal Nurs     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  67-86     Citation Subset:  N    
High Risk Infant Follow-up Program, Swedish Medical Center, Seattle, Washington, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Continuity of Patient Care / organization & administration
Infant, Newborn
Infant, Premature
Intensive Care Units, Neonatal*
Needs Assessment
Neonatal Nursing / methods*
Neonatal Screening / methods
Nursing Assessment / methods
Patient Care Team / organization & administration
Patient Discharge*
Risk Factors
Social Support

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