Infant Intensive Care

Grants and Contracts Details


Scope of Work Maintain a database of all NICU admissions, including reason for admission, congenital anomalies, patient disposition and causes of death. Provide education and training for providers in the stabilization of acutely ill children. Assure suitable transportation for acutely ill neonates including necessary medical and technical services to handle any emergency that might occur while the patient is being transferred. Reverse transport services will be provided where indicated. Provide for case management to assure continuity of care and for referral of infants and mothers who require special services after discharge. Provide consultation and assistance to local pediatricians and other physicians and health care providers caring for infants. Provide newborn intensive care personnel collaboration and lor referral with parents, hospitals, local health departments, First Steps andlor other community health or social agencies involved in the referral or follow-up care .. Provide consultation and planning with staff of other hospitals and communities. The staff of referring hospitals should have the opportunity to meet regularly with the regional center staff for education, administrative and planning purposes. Provide 12 educational sessions in Central and Eastern Kentucky to physicians and nursing personnel. Subjects will be determined by needs assessment, but will include discharge planning, follow-up, appropriate referral to and coordination with First Steps, the Hands program and other community services. Provide a minimum of 175 multi-disciplinary developmental screening asessments to non- KEIS enrolled children. Identify intervention treatment needs, interpret finding to patient families and initiate specialty referrals when necessary for high risk infants cared for in geographic neonatal intensive care and Level II nurseries and other appropriate consultations. It is expected that as part of its intent directed toward regional planning and regionalization of services, that the infant intensive care project will participate in a cooperative effort with other state projects and agencies to plan for facilities and services for high risk infants delivered in Kentucky. Participate in medical record abstraction and data collection to assist with the prematurity initiative as appropriate.
Effective start/end date7/1/086/30/09


  • KY Health Services Cabinet: $384,350.00


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