Upon completion of this series, the learner will be able to:
-Describe the criteria for discharge including the general guidelines and criteria dictated by the special needs of the baby.
-Identify appropriate measures and equipment employed to address the nutritional needs of some babies released from the NICU.
-Understand how oxygen therapy is employed in specific airway malformations.
-Discuss the major components of the home care plan and which healthcare professionals should participate in its development.
-Outline the major components of parent teaching, beginning with the simple, moving to the complex.
-Highlight the significant respiratory issues that may exist for the baby who is discharged from the NICU.
-Provide an overview of the unique care options that might be available for families with significant patient care needs.
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