What is Known:
• Premature infants are most often hospitalised until they are no longer dependent on NTF. Hospital admission time therefore easily reaches a length of multiple months for the extremely preterm infant. This can be a very stressful time for both parents and child.
What is New
• Making discharge with NTF in otherwise stable premature infants possible, by teaching parents the procedure and by providing home care by paediatric nurses.
• NTF at home in premature infants is safe, limits hospital admission time and has high parental satisfaction rates.