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Toolkit for the Follow-Up Care of the Premature Infant


This toolkit for health care professionals provides information and resources to help facilitate the care of premature infants and improve their outcomes. It is designed to aid communication between members of the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) and health care professionals in the outpatient setting and to improve the quality and continuity of follow-up care for premature infants. The toolkit is a compilation of practical tools and references for the management of premature infants upon their discharge from the NICU and during their follow-up care by the community health care provider.

The toolkit is organized into the following sections:
  • Introduction
  • Discharge planning
  • Outpatient follow‐up care
  • Parent/caregiver
  • Tools
  • References


MedImmune; National Initiative for Children's Healthcare Quality

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QualityTool Topic



  • Release Date: 2013
  • Original Summary: 03/2014
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Last updated: March 26, 2014.