<p><b>UNLABELLED: </b>Introduction In many developing countries, children with CHD are now receiving surgical repair or palliation for their complex medical condition. Consequently, parents require more in-depth discharge education programmes to enable them to recognise complications and manage their children's care after hospital discharge. This investigation evaluated the effectiveness of a structured nurse-led parent discharge teaching programme on nurse, parent, and child outcomes in India. Materials and methods A quasi-experimental investigation compared nurse and parent home care knowledge before and at two time points after the parent education discharge instruction program's implementation. Child surgical-site infections and hospital costs were compared for 6 months before and after the discharge programme's implementation.</p><p><b>RESULTS: </b>Both nurses (n=63) and parents (n=68) participated in this study. Records of 195 children who had undergone cardiac surgery were reviewed. Nurses had a high-level baseline home care knowledge that increased immediately after the discharge programme's implementation (T1=24.4±2.89; T2=27.4±1.55; p0.05) after the programme's implementation.</p><p><b>CONCLUSION: </b>Nurse, parent, and child outcomes were improved after implementation of the structured nurse-led parent discharge programme for parents in India. Structured nurse-led parent discharge programmes may help prepare parents to provide better home care for their children after cardiac surgery. Further investigation of causality and influencing factors is warranted.</p>
S. L. Staveski, Parveen, V. P., Madathil, S. B., Kools, S., and Franck, L. S., “Parent education discharge instruction program for care of children at home after cardiac surgery in Southern India.”, Cardiol Young, vol. 26, no. 6, pp. 1213-20, 2016.