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discharge planning for sepsis neonatorum?

hi there.... i really need help on our case study...... please help me do a discharge planning for sepsis neonatorum.....thank you....

Start with anticipating what the needs of the infant will be once he's d/c'd to home from NICU. Will he need nutritional support, continued medical care from specialists, medications, home health, continued ventilation or supplemental oxygen supplies? Any other DME or other equipment? Who will be the primary caregiver? Will there be a backup to provide respite? What about the family? They may have knowledge deficits, fears and other concerns that need to be addressed. The parents may need to be educated/trained in the care of the infant and the infant's needs. The family needs a support network and resources to turn to when needed.

Click on this link: http://www.medem.com/MedLB/article_detailb.cfm?article_ID=ZZZCFD61KAC&sub_cat=26 and scroll down to DISCHARGE PLANNING. Read it.

Also click on http://www.stratishealth.org/index.php?submenu=HCP_PerformQualityImp&src=gendocs&link=DischargePlanningQualityResourceKit&category=Health+Care+Provider then scroll down to Successful Strategies and you will find much help in how to plan, what to ask about and what to include in your assessments.

Please do let me know if this is of help to you. If for any reason you can't get to these websites, run a search for "hospital discharge planning worksheet" and on the first list of websites you see, #1 should be StratisHealth: Discharge Planning Quality Resources ToolKit. Go here and scroll down to Successful Strategies. The other site is #10 on the list of websites. American Academy of Pediatrics National Center of Medical Home... Scroll down until you see something useful.  (+ info)

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