Attention Health Care Providers: Free Toolkit on Safety of Fragile NewbornsThe Office on Women’s Health (OWH) sent this bulletin at 02/17/2014 09:00 AM EST
Calling all health care providers!
A new toolkit is available to help improve the safety of infants born preterm or with complex congenital conditions as those infants 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 who 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. The toolkit includes 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.