Plan of Care
To facilitate the response to a human milk misappropriation, a packet of material containing both educational material as well as the plan of care and associated paperwork is compiled and available within the NICU. This packet includes the following:
A primary goal of this Plan of Care is to provide education to the families as well as staff. Lack of information and not knowing what to tell the parents is a significant part of what makes these incidents so difficult to deal with. The educational materials included in the Plan of Care are meant to be easily available at the time an incident occurs. Complementing these materials should be ongoing educational programs for the staff regarding the benefits of human milk use, routine handling of human milk, as well as the information discussed in this manuscript. Information can be incorporated into educational services provided to families either at the bedside or more formal group settings.
NAINR. 2004;4(1) © 2004 W.B. Saunders
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