A Safe Passage from the NICU to Home:  The Importance of Health Literacy and Discharge Instructions

Posted by Cindy Grosik on Jul 1, 2015 1:09:00 PM

Nearly half of all US adults have difficulty understanding and using health information, according to a 2004 landmark report from the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies. To the nurses at ProgenyHealth, health literacy is the ability of caregivers, most often the parents, whose infant(s) are in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) to attain, process, and understand health information and services needed to make informed decisions.

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Topics: collaboration, NICU collaboration, NICU nurse, NICU team, nurse case managers, planning for discharge