EDITORIAL: 
"This model of discharge planning and care should begin pre-discharge (i.e., early in the NICU course), continue during the transition process, and extend to the post-discharge period. The goal is to provide a continuum of individualized, family-centered, and culturally competent support and education services that links the family to needed community resources. With the publication of this supplement, the National Perinatal Association provides a state-of-the-art framework for achieving interdisciplinary guidelines and recommendations for NICU Discharge Preparation and Transition Planning."
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FORWARD:
NICU Discharge Preparation
and Transition Planning
"... Whether their baby’s stay is brief or long, uncomplicated or complex, a NICU stay changes how they care for their infant and how they will parent once they are discharged. While we know a NICU stay is traumatic for most parents, the consequences of a family’s time spent in the NICU do not need to be negative ones. Supportive NICU teams can use the time a family is in the NICU to engage in a well-designed discharge preparation and transition planning program. These programs can have a lasting positive impact on both the infant’s health and the family’s wellbeing."
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INTRODUCTION: 
NICU Discharge Preparation
and Transition Planning
"In this section, we explore the concepts of NICU discharge readiness as well as transition planning and preparation... NPA hopes that the readers will find the Interdisciplinary Guidelines and Recommendations for NICU Discharge Preparation and Transition Planning to be beneficial, useful, and pertinent."
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CONSENSUS STATEMENT:
NICU Discharge Preparation and Transition Planning:
GUIDELINES and RECOMMENDATIONS
"Our goal was to create recommendations that are
both general and adaptable - while also being specific and actionable."
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READ the 
Interdisciplinary Guidelines and
Recommendations for
NICU Discharge Preparation
and Transition Planning
in a SPECIAL SUPPLEMENT to the
Journal of Perinatology
in a SPECIAL SUPPLEMENT 
Volume 42  |  Supplement 1
15 FEBRUARY 2022
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