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