A neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), also identified as an intensive care nursery (ICN), is an intensive care unit practicing in the care of ill or premature newborn infants.
A NICU at Makkar Multispeciality hospital is mostly supervised by one or more neonatologists and staffed by nurses, pharmacists, physician assistants, resident physician’s nurse practitioners, respiratory therapists, and dietitians. Many other ancillary disciplines and specialists are available at larger units.
The NICU conditions provide challenges as well as benefits. Stressors for the newborns can include continual light, a high level of noise, separation from their mothers, decreased physical contact, painful procedures, and interference with the chance to breastfeed. A NICU can be stressful for the help team as well. A particular aspect of NICU for both parents and staff is that infants will have a high possibility of survival even in a critical situation, with all the care and protection in NICU at Makkar Multispeciality hospital .
There could be so many critical cases for a newborn like:
Tetralogy of Fallot: In this situation, a combination of four heart defects keeps some blood from getting to the lungs. As a result, the baby has experiences of cyanosis (the skin looks blue due to lack of oxygen) and may grow poorly. Surgery is done to fix this complicated heart defect.
Jaundice itself is not very harmful to a newborn. But if the bilirubin level gets very high, it can cause severe problems. For this reason, the baby’s bilirubin level is frequently checked. If it gets too high, he is healed with special blue lights (phototherapy) that help the body break down and eliminate bilirubin.
A situation in which a baby is born with extreme birth weight, that is, 4,500 grams (9 pounds, 14 ounces) or more. This is mostly due to maternal diabetes and may need delivery by cesarean section. These babies are also observed for hypoglycemia.
By the 1970s, NICUs were an integrated part of hospitals in the advanced world. In India, some early units ran community programs, sending experienced nurses to help care for premature babies at home. But frequently technological monitoring and therapy meant special care for babies became hospital-based. By the 1980s, over 90% of births took place in the hospital. The emergency run from home to the NICU with the baby in a transportation incubator had become a matter of the past, though transport incubators were still required. NICU Specialist equipment and expertise were not possible at every hospital; however, with Makkar Multispeciality hospital NICU is a special with all the facilities for a newborn. We have trained specialist and qualified team in the sub-specialty of NICU.
Our Exert doctor’s and NICU team take care of the infants in incubators if needed, and also they make parents aware of the importance of breastmilk and the mother’s attachment to the child.
Neonatal Intensive Care Units’ (NICU) at Makkar Multispeciality hospital look after the most premature, smallest, and most ill babies. Therapies such as therapeutic hypothermia, prolonged mechanical ventilation, inhaled nitric oxide, neonatal surgery are usually provided at a higher level Units to all those newborn who fights for their survival. Some babies being cared for require less intensive treatment and will be looked after in HDU or SCBU nurseries on the same site.
NICU specialist at Makkar Multispeciality hospital makes the parents aware about every careful and healthy upbringing of a newborn, to save them from any infection, breastfeeding, for some very premature infants, touching is extremely stressful. In these cases, doctors may recommend that you reduce physical contact but still spend as much time as feasible with your baby. Ask the doctor or nurses to figure out what type of contact and how much contact is good for your baby’s health.
In NICU at Makkar Multispeciality hospital , we have all the equipment which helps your baby get healthier and stronger. Our Experts will guide you why, when, and how to start a daily routine of life with your little one, scheduling tips from experts, keys to success and more facilities are available for the Premature Babies.