The neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) is the part of the hospital where premature or sick newborns get care.
There's a lot going on in the NICU. It can be a scary and confusing place for parents. Doctors, nurses, and other staff members are caring for their small patients. The unit is filled with unfamiliar equipment, with displays, blinking lights, and noise. But all of it helps the doctor and the NICU staff take good care of your baby.
The staff knows that you have lots of questions about what they do and the equipment they use. Feel free to ask any questions you have about anything you see in the NICU.
In the middle of all this activity, your baby is cared for in a carefully controlled environment. Your baby's surroundings help with growth and healing.
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Current as of: July 26, 2016
John Pope, MD - Pediatrics
& Thomas Emmett Francoeur, MD, MDCM, CSPQ, FRCPC - Pediatrics & Jennifer Merchant, MD - Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine
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