Caring for children with complex needs
Tendai Nzirawa Community neonatal sister on the neonatal unit, Queen’s Hospital, Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust, Essex
Tendai Nzirawa discusses the involvement of the community neonatal sister in the discharge of an infant with chronic lung disease who was born prematurely
This article describes the role of the community neonatal nurse in the discharge of infants with chronic lung disease (CLD), or bronchopulmonary dysplasia. It also explores the use of a common assessment framework in the assessment of such children and development of a nursing care plan. The article includes a case study to illustrate the link between CLD and other diseases, and emphasises the importance of focusing on holistic care from admission, in the neonatal unit and at discharge.
Nursing Management. 22, 5,32-38. doi: 10.7748/nm.22.5.32.e1390Correspondence
This article has been subject to double-blind review and has been checked using antiplagiarism softwareConflict of interest
Received: 25 May 2015
Accepted: 29 July 2015