If your Baby Is Taken to the Emergency Room or Hospital
Your baby will get the best care if you have a copy of his hospital history, medicine list and any special needs to give to the emergency room doctor.
Be sure to tell the emergency room doctor that your child is being cared for by the BPD Clinic and to contact the BPD team.
Your baby will need to be followed very closely for a while after going home from the NICU. Usually an appointment in BPD clinic will be made for your baby for one to two weeks after leaving the hospital. At that time, a team of specially-trained doctors, nurses, therapists and nutritionists will evaluate the baby. They will see whether your infant has adjusted well since leaving the hospital. At this appointment, your baby’s oxygen need, growth, diet and development will be carefully checked. We would also like you to have your pediatrician see the baby within the first week at home. It is very important that you keep your appointments with all the clinics that take care of your child. Please call if you need to cancel or change your baby’s appointment.
REMEMBER – The most important person caring for your child is YOU. We value your input and the excellent care you give your baby at home. We consider you an important part of our team. Working together we can make sure your baby receives the best care possible.
Important Phone Numbers
Home Care Company name_____________________________ Phone #_____________
Pharmacy name ________________________________Phone #____________________
BPD Clinic phone number - (614) 722-4509
Pediatrician’s name______________________________ Phone #____________________
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