Division: Women’s and Children’s Services
Unit and location:
NICU, Building D, 3rd Floor
Specialty certification needed:
BLS, NRP, STABLE
Size of unit, number of beds and number of treatment areas:
27-bed unit, mix of private and semi-private rooms. Two family discharge rooms, one family lounge with pantry and shower.
Scope of service:
• Nursing care is provided to premature infants down to 25.0 weeks gestational age, infants requiring respiratory support, and/or infants requiring a higher level of care than a routine well baby.
• Nursing skills maintained at level II and level III NICU skill mix
Most common diagnoses:
• Single or multiple infant born cesarean
• Single or multiple infant born vaginal
• Respiratory distress of the newborn
• Extreme prematurity, gestational age 25.0 weeks to 32.0 weeks
• Prematurity, gestational age 32.1 weeks to term
• Transient tachypnea
• Placental transfusion syndrome
• Promoting excellence in neonatal nursing.
• Excellent assessment, technical, organizational and prioritization skills.
• Providing care for term, late-preterm, preterm, and micro-premature infants
• Providing family-centered and family-integrated care to our patients and their families
• Understanding complex differences in medications.
• Pain management
• Supporting organizational throughput.
• Advanced skillset: Neonatal IV therapy, Neonatal central lines (UVC, UAC, PICC), Chest Tubes, Ventilator support including oscillator, Bubble cpap, High flow therapy, Developmental care of the premature infant, Advanced resuscitation of the neonate with a designated resuscitation team
Shift hours and unit-based resources:
RN/NNP/CNA model,12 hour shifts
The interprofessional team may include: neonatologist, NNP, OT, nutritionist, respiratory therapy, house supervisor, clinical nurse specialist, clinical pharmacist, case management, spiritual services, pediatric hospitalists, community pediatricians
Nurse manager contact: