Publication Date

10-2019

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Abstract

All aspects of discharge (education, screenings, appointments, plans and home services" must be completed and appropriately communicated prior to discharge to ensure safe transition to home.

Goal: Standardize all aspects of discharge in a large, busy 84-bed Level IV NICU with >1000 admissions/year and >300 nurses, >60 NNPs, and >25 neonatologists.

  • 95% of patients with lengths of stay >3 days have all discharge planning completed prior to discharge/Parent Care Unit overnight stay

MeSH Keywords

Intensive Care Units, Neonatal; Patient Discharge/organization and administration; Infant, Newborn; Checklist

Keywords

NICU; ICN

Disciplines

Congenital, Hereditary, and Neonatal Diseases and Abnormalities | Critical Care | Critical Care Nursing | Health and Medical Administration | Pediatric Nursing | Pediatrics

Collection

National Healthcare Quality Week

Lighting the Way to Ensure Safe Transition Home

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