ERIC Number: ED397584
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
Hospital to Home: A Guide for Transition Planners.
Shotts, Cynthia, Ed.
This guide outlines hospital-to-home transition guidelines to ensure a successful transition of an at-risk infant. Interagency planning is discussed, with the benefits for families, hospitals, and infant-toddler service providers highlighted. Steps that transition planners should follow to ensure a sound transition plan are provided. Useful suggestions are made by hospital-community transition planning teams. Information is provided on the following topics: identifying and monitoring potentially eligible children; referring eligible children to the community; facilitating the transition from hospital to home; supporting the family role in transition; formulating a family transition plan; initiating the referral to community programs; and providing community feedback to the referring hospital. Screening and evaluation issues are also discussed. An infant at-risk criteria checklist and an infant at-risk referral/discharge notification form are attached. Contains references for families, planners, and physicians. (CR)
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, At Risk Persons, Check Lists, Disabilities, Disability Identification, Early Intervention, Family Environment, Family Needs, Family Programs, Family Role, Health Needs, Hospitalized Children, Hospitals, Infant Care, Needs Assessment, Neonates, Policy Formation, Premature Infants, Referral, Resources, Systems Approach, Transitional Programs
Bridging Early Services Transition, 210 S. Main St., McPherson, KS 67460 ($3.50).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Kansas State Dept. of Health and Environment, Topeka.; Associated Colleges of Central Kansas, McPherson.
Authoring Institution: Kansas Coordinating Council on Early Childhood Developmental Services.