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Medically High Risk Newborns (MHRN)

WHO WE ARE: Providers of comprehensive nursing case management services to medically fragile newborns and infants. Nurses provide continuing growth and development assessment, parental education, and assistance in accessing necessary health services for high-risk infants. 

WHAT WE DO: A Public Health Nurse assists the parents/caregivers to help:  

*Promote optimum growth and development in the infant,  

*Care for infants with special needs 

*Develop supportive family dynamics that promote attachment. 

Services Include 

  • Physical, developmental and nutritional assessments 
  • Safety assessments 
  • Parent/child interactions 
  • Problem identification 
  • Health teaching 
  • Case management and follow-up 
  • Referrals to community resources 

The Goals 

  • To prevent or minimize developmental disabilities or delays 
  • To provide, decrease and coordinate a delivery system to reduce the incidence of infant mortality and the impact of potentially disabling conditions 
  • To enhance school readiness 
  • Demonstrate parenting skills of caregivers with infants with special needs 
  • Supportive family dynamics that promote attachment