Infant Care Plan
WE PROVIDE IMMEDIATE SHORT-TERM MEDICAL CARE BETWEEN HOSPITAL AND HOME FOR MEDICALLY COMPROMISED NEWBORNS SUFFERING FROM PRENATAL DRUG EXPOSURE.
High Quality Medical Care
Jacob’s Hope is an interim care center that will provide a nursery designed to meet the medical concerns of a substance exposed newborn. The rooms are designed similarly to a newborn nursery you might see in a home. The walls are painted with beautiful soft colors, there’s a comfortable crib or bassinet for the baby to sleep in, and a rocking chair sits in the corner of the room. There’s a sense of peacefulness in the atmosphere.
Just down the hall from the nurseries is a bathing room. It is filled with diapers, onesies, warm towels and wash clothes.
A small kitchen is available for the nursing staff to prepare the bottles for the babies. It also serves as an area for staff to prepare a meal or have a cup of coffee.
Therapeutic Nurturing Techniques
The techniques for care have been learned and adapted from the extensive work of Barbara Drennen at the Pediatric Interim Care Center in Kent, WA. Barbara has been working with substance-exposed newborns since the 1980’s and is recognized nationally as the expert and pioneer in care for these babies. Jacob’s Hope owes PICC a great debt of gratitude for sharing with our team and for being a most valuable resource.