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Caring for Babies in the NICU

Ten to 15 percent of all newborn babies require care in a NICU, and giving birth to a sick or premature baby can be quite unexpected for any parent. Unfamiliar sights, sounds, and equipment in the NICU can be overwhelming. This information is provided to help you understand some of the problems of sick and premature babies. You will also find out about some of the procedures that may be needed for the care of your baby.

Warmth and Temperature Regulation

Nutrition and Fluids

Testing and Lab Procedures for the Newborn in Intensive Care

Intravenous (IV) Line and Tubes

Procedures and Equipment

Special Care

Reviewed Date: 07-12-2011

Cuidado de los Bebés en la UCIN
Neonatology/NICU
W. Thomas Bass, MD
Deborah Devendorf, MD
Susannah Dillender, MD
C W Gowen, MD
Glen Green, MD
M Gary Karlowicz, MD
Edward Karotkin, MD
Jamil Khan, MD
David Oelberg, MD
Kirk Sallas, MD
Tushar Shah, MD
Brett Siegfried, MD
Kenneth Tiffany, MD
Diseases & Conditions
Anatomy of the Newborn Skull
Assessments for Newborn Babies
Baby's Care After Birth
Breast Milk Collection and Storage
Breastfeeding Difficulties - Baby
Breastfeeding Difficulties - Mother
Breastfeeding Overview
Breastfeeding Your Baby
Breastfeeding: Getting Started
Breathing Problems
Care of the Baby in the Delivery Room
Chromosomal Abnormalities
Clubfoot
Common Conditions and Complications
Common Procedures
Congenital Heart Disease Index
Digestive Disorders in Children
Fever in A Newborn
Getting Ready at Home
Getting to Know Your New Baby
Glossary - Normal Newborn
Hearing Loss in Babies
Hearing Screening Tests for Newborns
Heart Disorders
High-Risk Newborn Blood Disorders
Ineffective Latch-on or Sucking
Infant Feeding Guide
Infant of Diabetic Mother
Infant Play
Infant Sleep
Infection in Babies
Inguinal Hernia in Children
Insufficient or Delayed Milk Production
Intravenous Line and Tubes
Male Conditions
Measurements
Megaureter
Micropenis
Neurological Disorders in the Newborn
Newborn Appearance
Newborn Care
Newborn Complications
Newborn Crying
Newborn Health Assessment
Newborn Multiples
Newborn Screening Tests
Newborn Warning Signs
Newborn-Reflexes
Newborn-Senses
Newborn-Sleep Patterns
Normal Newborn Behaviors and Activities
Nutrition and Fluids
Online Resources - Normal Newborn
Parenting in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)
Physical Examination of the Newborn
Preparing for Your New Baby
Preparing the Family
Procedures and Equipment in NICU
Skin Color Changes
Special Care
Substance Exposure
Taking Your Baby Home
The Growing Child: Newborn
The Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)
The Respiratory System in Babies
Thrush
Transient Tachypnea of the Newborn
Umbilical Cord Care
Vision and Hearing
Vision Overview
Warmth and Temperature Regulation
When to Call Your Physician
Your Workplace

Disclaimer: This information is not intended to substitute or replace the professional medical advice you receive from your child's physician. The content provided on this page is for informational purposes only, and was not designed to diagnose or treat a health problem or disease. Please consult your child's physician with any questions or concerns you may have regarding a medical condition.