Care of Mothers and Babies: Sending Families Home

PCEO Region II

Care of Mothers and Babies: Sending Families Home

This course is designed to prepare the nurse to send families home with up to date, practical information for maternal self and infant care management at home. Evidence Based Practice will guide the information provided on this day. Topics to be addressed will include feeding, safety, physical and psychological phenomena encountered post hospitalization, when to call the Doctor, follow up care regimens, accessing community resources, resumption of pre-childbirth routines, and sources for to be able to keep the nurse current on discharge information.


  1. Describe feeding protocols and expectations for both breast- and bottle-feeding babies
  2. Discuss safety issues post- childbirth for both mom s and babies and how family’s members can act
  3. List physical and psychological phenomena commonly encountered in both moms and babies after discharge for the hospital
  4. State criteria for when families should call either mom’s or baby’s doctor
  5. Verbalize expected follow—up care regimens for both mom and baby after hospitalization
  6. List community resources that meet the needs of both mom’s and babies.
  7. Outline how pre-childbirth routines can be resumed for the mother
  8. Identify reliable sources of information for the nurse to be able to access to keep her knowledge of discharge teaching current after the class.

Contact Hours: 6.0
Premier Health is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
This activity is jointly provided by Premier Health & PCEO.

Faculty: Nurses experienced in discharge teaching in Region II.
Target Audience: Perinatal nurses and pediatric nurses working with Mothers and Babies preparing for discharge from the hospital.