Adv Neonatal Care 2021 Feb 4. Epub 2021 Feb 4.
Division of Neonatal & Developmental Medicine, Stanford University, Palo Alto, California (Drs Balasundaram, Miller, Sivakumar, and McCallie); and Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, El Camino Hospital, Mountain View, California (Drs Balasundaram, Miller, Sivakumar, and McCallie and Mss Porter and Fleming).
Background: Neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) families are often overwhelmed by the discharge process. Their anxiety can inhibit learning and contribute to poor infant outcomes and increased healthcare utilization after discharge. Quality of the discharge teaching is the strongest predictor of discharge readiness, so NICUs must develop excellent discharge preparation programs. Read More