New AHRQ Toolkit Designed to Improve Safety of Fragile NewbornsAgency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) sent this bulletin at 12/20/2013 11:14 AM EST
New AHRQ Toolkit Designed to Improve Safety of Fragile Newborns
A new toolkit is available to help improve the safety of infants born preterm or with complex congenital conditions as they transition from the neonatal intensive care unit to their home. Funded by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, the toolkit features information on how to create a Health Coach Program, where the “Health Coach” serves as a teacher and facilitator who encourages open communication with the parents/caregivers to identify their needs and concerns and facilitates follow up care for the infant by primary care providers. As an online product, the Health Coach Program can customize a broad range of information for each family based on their needs and concerns. Included are approximately 30 fact sheets, directed to either the clinician or the infant’s family, on topics that range from medications to breastfeeding to insurance coverage tips. For your free copy of the toolkit, go to:www.ahrq.gov/nicutoolkit.