Guidelines for the Parent-Infant Nursery
(PIN)

 

Reviewed by Moira Malarkey, Carl Kuschel, and Simon Rowley
April
2006
clinical guidelines back newborn home
Purpose Admission Criteria Medical and Nursing Staffing Handover Discharge

Back to the Parent-Infant Nursery (PIN)
See also the PIN Registrar Guideline

Purpose

Admission Criteria

Absolute Admission Criteria:

Relative Criteria for Admission to PIN:

Infants who have "greater than usual" medical needs can still be considered for PIN (if staffing allows):

Contraindications to Admission to PIN:

Medical and Nursing Staffing

Handover

Discharge Criteria

In general, an infant is ready for discharge when