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Development of a resource manual for returning neonates to community hospitals.
Neonatal network : NN
  • Maria A Lofgren, University of Iowa
Document Type
Peer Reviewed
Publication Date
To facilitate the transfer of an infant from a tertiary NICU to a community Level II hospital for convalescing follow-up care, the tertiary staff must know the referral center's capabilities. This will help to establish a trusting relationship between hospitals, will enable the tertiary staff to send infants back to the referral center in a timely manner, will enable them to reassure the patient's parents concerning the transfer, and will facilitate communication between the hospitals and the patient's family. This article describes the development of a referring hospital resource manual designed to facilitate the transfer process.
  • Academic Medical Centers,
  • Continuity of Patient Care,
  • Convalescence,
  • Hospitals,
  • Community,
  • Humans,
  • Infant,
  • Newborn,
  • Intensive Care Units,
  • Neonatal,
  • Interinstitutional Relations,
  • Iowa,
  • Manuals as Topic,
  • Neonatal Nursing,
  • Patient Transfer,
  • Practice Guidelines as Topic,
  • Transportation of Patients
Citation Information
Maria A Lofgren. "Development of a resource manual for returning neonates to community hospitals." Neonatal network : NN Vol. 18 Iss. 4 (1999) p. 29 - 33 ISSN: 0730-0832
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