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Scheduled Reporting Home Monitoring

Brinley, age 2, was enrolled in the Home Monitoring Program. Utilizing the scheduled reporting method between surgeries to treat tricuspid atresia and transposition of the great artery with ventricular septal defect was a great benefit to Brinley and to her family.

Scheduled reporting enables our medical team to monitor patients who have a shunt-dependent blood flow and complex congenital heart anatomy during the period between staged cardiac surgeries. The program transitions patients with complex congenital heart disease from inpatient to home and helps detect problems before they become urgent life-threatening situations. This keeps emergency visits to a minimum and allows instead for clinic evaluation or direct hospital admission.

The program begins with the hospital discharge process. Our Home Monitoring Program Nurse Clinician Coordinator facilitates the arrangements for home care and provides supportive individualized education to each family. Each family is given individualized "When to call" parameters as well as 24/7 contact phone numbers. The program's nurse coordinator keeps close contact with each family and remains available for assistance. Should any concern or problem arise, early intervention is promptly initiated.

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We have devoted nurses who work in collaboration with the cardiology nurse practitioners and cardiologists. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or concerns.

Appointments and referrals

If you have any questions or would like to be referred to Cook Children's Heart Center, please call our team 682-885-2140.