Follow-Up for NICU Graduates

Promoting Positive Developmental and Behavioral Outcomes for At-Risk Infants

  • Howard Needelman
  • Barbara J. Jackson

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Howard Needelman
      Pages 3-12
  3. NICU Background

  4. Populations at Risk

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 97-97
    2. Marie A. Clark, Nina Sand-Loud
      Pages 99-110
    3. Paige Terrien Church, Rudaina Banihani, Maureen Luther, Patricia Maddalena, Elizabeth Asztalos
      Pages 111-126
    4. Katherine Steingass, Lindsay Bartram, Anita Narayanan
      Pages 127-154
    5. Rudaina Banihani, Paige Terrien Church, Maureen Luther, Patricia Maddalena, Elizabeth Asztalos
      Pages 155-178
    6. Elizabeth A. Sellars, G. Bradley Schaefer
      Pages 179-188
    7. Douglas Vanderbilt, Christine Mirzaian, Kelly Schifsky
      Pages 189-203
  5. Issues in Clinic Organization

About this book

Introduction

This book examines the role of Neonatal Intensive Care Units (NICUs) and follow-up clinics in addressing the complex developmental, behavioral, social, and medical needs of at-risk infants through early intervention and medical subspecialties. It describes the necessary functional components of follow-up clinics and challenges in establishing and running multidisciplinary clinics in an area of difficult heath care financing. Chapters provide essential guidelines for determining which neonates will need follow-up care, evaluating for neurodevelopmental delays and medical and behavioral impairment and disability, and estimating how long intervention and further follow-up will be required. Chapters also discuss organization, staffing, funding, testing protocols, and coordination with other programs and care facilities, particularly early intervention and the medical home. In addition, the book offers best practices for fostering optimal development for individual infants and high-risk populations while raising standards for neonatal care and creating a smooth transition to appropriate subsequent care.

 

Topics featured in this book include:

  • Developmental care in the nursery. 
  • Utilizing neonatal brain imaging to predict neurodevelopmental outcomes of NICU infants.
  • Genetic considerations in infants with congenital anomalies.
  • The HRIF clinic organization model.
  • Issues common in neurodevelopmental testing of premature infants.
  • The impact of environmental risks, such as parental distress and in-utero drug exposure, to infant neurodevelopment.

Follow-Up for NICU Graduates is a must-have resource for researchers, practitioners, and graduate students in developmental psychology, pediatrics, neuroscience, obstetrics, nursing, and related disciplines.

Keywords

Behavioral outcomes for at-risk infants Cerebral palsy and developmental follow-up for at-risk infants Congenital anomalies and developmental follow-up for infants Developmental delay and developmental follow-up for infants Developmental outcomes for at-risk infants Early intervention for at-risk infants Early intervention for preterm infants Environmental risk and developmental follow-up for infants Follow-up clinics for at-risk infants HIE and developmental follow-up for at-risk infants Individualized Education Plan (IEP) for at-risk infants Individual Family Service Plan (IFSP) for at-risk infants Low birth weight and developmental follow-up for infants Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) Neonatology for at-risk infants Neurodevelopment of at-risk infants Prematurebirth and developmental follow-up for at-risk infants Preterm birth and developmental follow-up for at-risk infants Preterm infant development Preterm infant behavior and development

Editors and affiliations

  • Howard Needelman
    • 1
  • Barbara J. Jackson
    • 2
  1. 1.Munroe-Meyer InstituteUniversity of Nebraska Medical CenterOmahaUSA
  2. 2.Munroe-Meyer InstituteUniversity of Nebraska Medical CenterOmahaUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-73275-6
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Behavioral Science and Psychology
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-73274-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-73275-6
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