Topics Discussed: developmental surveillance; discharge planning; neonatology; palivizumab; pregnancy, high-risk; respiratory syncytial virus infections; respiratory syncytial virus vaccines; respiratory syncytial viruses.
Excerpt:"Able to maintain normothermia in an open crib.
Normal saturations in room air or completed arrangements and parental teaching for any supplemental oxygen or equipment needed
No apnea/bradycardia for 5 days before discharge
Tolerating feeds by mouth or other means without respiratory distress
Appropriate weight gain for gestational age
Home health service in place if needed
Parental comfort with routine care, medications, any equipment needed, and any procedures needed
Parental infant CPR instruction
Appropriate follow-up arranged, including a primary physician comfortable with managing the level of care required and able to see patient within 2 days of discharge
- Discharge planning should be started early, especially for infants with complex medical needs.
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