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 language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||17|
|Journal||NAACOG"s clinical issues in perinatal and women"s health nursing|
|State||Published - Jan 1 1992|
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