Discharge planning and home care of the technology-dependent infant

J Obstet Gynecol Neonatal Nurs. 1995 Jan;24(1):77-83. doi: 10.1111/j.1552-6909.1995.tb02382.x.


Technology-dependent infants are a medically complex, diverse group of individuals, many of whom can be cared for at home. Hospital discharge of any technology-dependent infant requires a multidisciplinary, comprehensive program of discharge planning and follow-up into the home. This article presents an overview of the technology-dependent infant population and a discussion of many of the pertinent issues for consideration during the discharge planning period and the transition from hospital to home.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Home Care Services / organization & administration*
  • Humans
  • Infant
  • Infant Care / organization & administration*
  • Medical Laboratory Science*
  • Nursing Assessment
  • Parents / education
  • Patient Care Team / organization & administration
  • Patient Discharge*