Following Baby Back Home
What Does Following Baby Back Home Do?
Following Baby Back Home (FBBH) home visitors provide teaching and case management to help keep babies from being re-admitted to the hospital or emergency room. The home visitors help families understand the importance of going to medical appointments and keeping the child’s immunizations up to date. The home visitors also help their families identify local resources and services to meet their needs while building the families’ skill and confidence in providing a safe, nurturing home for their baby.
How It Works:
A registered nurse and a licensed social worker make visits to the homes of families who have had a baby discharged from an Arkansas newborn intensive care unit (NICU). The team provides teaching, ongoing support, and case management. Services are free of charge to the family and continue as long as needed, up to the age of three.
Who Does FBBH Work With?
FBBH home visitors work with families who take their baby home from an Arkansas NICU in the Northeast, Northwest, River Valley, Central, South, and Southwest regions of Arkansas. They work with the baby’s primary care providers and other healthcare providers to help meet the needs of the infant and the family.
How To Get Started:
Carmen Irby, MSN, RNP, CNS-BC
Program Director Department of Pediatrics, UAMS – KIDS FIRST Following Baby Back Home Section
Phone: (501) 526-8732