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Volume 8/Issue 6, November 2012

Neonatal rapid access clinic: an innovative practice to reduce neonatal readmissions to hospital

Caryl Skene, Amit Gupta, Marie Flaherty, Emma Sherwood


This article describes a nurse-led rapid access clinic (RAC) that was established in 2011 to reduce the number of neonatal readmissions to hospital, while also addressing the increasing demand for early postnatal discharge. Review of the service after one year demonstrates that it has been successful in meeting its objectives and improving the delivery of care to babies and their families in the local area.

Skene C., Gupta A., Flaherty M., Sherwood E. Neonatal rapid access clinic: an innovative practice to reduce neonatal readmissions to hospital. Infant 2012; 8(6): 184-186. Free download PDF

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