Care of HIV-risk infants

Nursing outreach by PNPs

Arlene Manns Butz, Helen Stephenson, Nancy Hutton, Mary Joyner, Judy Vogelhut

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Abstract

In this prospective study, HIV-risk infants (infants born to women with a history of intravenous drug use, prostitution, or who is a sexual partner of an intravenous drug user) were followed during home visits by a pediatric nurse practitioner. Analysis of home visit records indicated that significant medical problems were detected in one out of every 12 visits, requiring referral of the infant for immediate medical attention. The most frequent problems/ maternal concerns encountered during the home visits were infectious disease symptoms and skin conditions. The type of problems/ maternal concerns did not differ by infant HIV status. With an increase in incidence of HIV infection in children, outreach by specialized nurses including PNPs is necessary to provide the intensive medical services required by these children.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)138-145
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Pediatric Health Care
Volume6
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - 1992

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House Calls
Nursing
HIV
Infectious Skin Diseases
Pediatric Nurse Practitioners
Mothers
Sex Work
Sexual Partners
Drug Users
HIV Infections
Referral and Consultation
Nurses
Prospective Studies
Incidence
Pharmaceutical Preparations

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  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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Care of HIV-risk infants : Nursing outreach by PNPs. / Butz, Arlene Manns; Stephenson, Helen; Hutton, Nancy; Joyner, Mary; Vogelhut, Judy.

In: Journal of Pediatric Health Care, Vol. 6, No. 3, 1992, p. 138-145.

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Butz, Arlene Manns ; Stephenson, Helen ; Hutton, Nancy ; Joyner, Mary ; Vogelhut, Judy. / Care of HIV-risk infants : Nursing outreach by PNPs. In: Journal of Pediatric Health Care. 1992 ; Vol. 6, No. 3. pp. 138-145.
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