Patient & Family Focused CHD Care

A research study is addressing patterns of transition experience for parents going home from hospital with their infant after first stage surgery for complex congenital heart disease.

The study notes:

‘Parental support is essential; parents need to be engaged in discharge planning process and given the opportunity to express their needs to ensure that discharge care is truly patient and family centered.’

Further information:

http://www.pediatricnursing.org/article/S0882-5963(17)30521-3/fulltext