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Triage, not just for the emergency department: a discussion of the appropriate level of care for the transitioning infant.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  21520683     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Determining the appropriate placement for infants experiencing a delay in transition or who require more intensive assessment, monitoring, and nursing care can be a challenge. Not all of these infants need to be admitted to the NICU. Since 1994, we have had a triage program to care for these infants. We define triage as a temporary (12 hours or fewer) level of care for monitoring, assessment, and intervention. This level of care is more intensive than in the newborn nursery, but the infant does not require an immediate NICU admission. Caring for these infants presents challenges in staffing, family-centered care, and reimbursement. This article shares information on the evolution of our triage program, its benefits to infants and their families, and how it is integrated into our NICU practices.
Authors:
Beth Ann Allison; Elizabeth Burcin
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Neonatal network : NN     Volume:  30     ISSN:  1539-2880     ISO Abbreviation:  Neonatal Netw     Publication Date:    2011 Mar-Apr
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-04-26     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8503921     Medline TA:  Neonatal Netw     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  99-103     Citation Subset:  N    
Affiliation:
York Hospital, NICU, PA, USA. ballison@wellspan.org
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