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Caring for Babies in the NICU

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

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Cuidado de los Bebés en la UCIN
Dr. Rachel Armentrout
Dr. W. Thomas Bass
Dr. Deborah Devendorf
Dr. Susannah Dillender
Dr. C W Gowen
Dr. Glen Green
Dr. M Gary Karlowicz
Dr. Edward Karotkin
Dr. Jamil Khan
Dr. Michael Kochan
Diseases & Conditions
Anatomy of the Newborn Skull
Assessments for Newborn Babies
Baby's Care After Birth
Breast Milk Collection and Storage
Breastfeeding and Delayed Milk Production
Breastfeeding at Work
Breastfeeding Difficulties - Baby
Breastfeeding Difficulties - Mother
Breastfeeding Your Baby
Breastfeeding Your Premature Baby
Breastfeeding: Getting Started
Breathing Problems
Care of the Baby in the Delivery Room
Chromosomal Abnormalities
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
Hearing Loss in Babies
Hearing Screening Tests for Newborns
Heart Disorders
High-Risk Newborn Blood Disorders
Infant Feeding Guide
Infant of Diabetic Mother
Infant Play
Infant Sleep
Infection in Babies
Inguinal Hernia in Children
Intravenous Line and Tubes
Latching On or Sucking
Male Conditions
Neurological Disorders in the Newborn
Newborn Appearance
Newborn Care
Newborn Complications
Newborn Crying
Newborn Health Assessment
Newborn Measurements
Newborn Multiples
Newborn Screening Tests
Newborn Senses
Newborn Warning Signs
Newborn-Sleep Patterns
Normal Newborn Behaviors and Activities
Nutrition and Fluids
Online Resources - Normal Newborn
Parenting in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)
Physical Exam 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
Transient Tachypnea of the Newborn
Umbilical Cord Care
Vision and Hearing
Vision Overview
Warmth and Temperature Regulation
When to Call Your Physician

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.