Outcomes and Annual Report

Nurses for Newborns was founded to prevent emergency room visits for infants only days old, just released from the hospital. Once our nurses began visiting clients it was clear there was a larger need in the community and nurses became case managers helping parents with their own medical needs and assisting families find needed resources.

 

Missouri

  • Did not have a substantiated report of child maltreatment 99%
  • Received appropriate Immunizations 97%
  • Did not have a safety-related injury 98%
  • Had an established primary physician/clinic 98%
  • Avoided unnecessary visits to the ER 95%
  • Avoided preventable hospitalizations 98%
  • Contacted community resources for further assistance 59%

Tennessee

  • Did not have a substantiated report of child maltreatment 99%
  • Received appropriate Immunizations 97%
  • Did not have a safety-related injury 99%
  • Had an established primary physician/clinic 98%
  • Avoided unnecessary visits to the ER 98%
  • Avoided preventable hospitalizations 99%
  • Contacted community resources for further assistance 88%

To measure our success we record when clients contact agencies referred by our nurses, how frequently and for what reasons infants are taken to the ER, how many babies are up-to-date on their immunizations, as well as other goals listed on our sidebar.  Through regular in-home visits nurses evaluate the health of both baby and caregiver, use screening tools to ensure infants are properly reaching age-appropriate milestones, and teach parents how to care for their child. Nurses chart their entire visit using a customized database storing electronic medical information. This database makes it easy to compile our outcome numbers and report back to our funding agencies.

We at Nurses for Newborns are passionate about our mission. We know we make a difference in people’s lives and this is shown in our outcomes. Every so often a former client will contact one of our offices wanting to thank the nurse who held her hand during her darkest days and to share how much her life has changed. The numbers can only tell so much of the story, the real impact is much more far reaching.