A unit of a hospital where seriously ill or significantly premature newborns needing special care are tested. Typically those infants who are premature, born with a low birth weight, or who are seriously ill will be placed in the NICU.
An intensive care unit designed specially for newborns in need ofspecial care, including premature, low-birthweight, and seriously illinfants.
A specialized unit of the hospital equipped to treat preterm infants.
An intensive care unit for high risk neonates, directed by a board-certified pediatrician with subspecialty certification in neonatal medicine. Refer to the American Academy of Pediatrics, "Guidelines For Perinatal Care," 1988 (reference (h)).
a unit of a hospital, especially designed and staffed to care for critically ill newborns.
An intensive care unit which specialises in the care of premature, low-weight babies and seriously ill infants.
an intensive care unit designed with special equipment to care for premature or low-birth-weight or seriously ill newborn
An area within a hospital dedicated to the care and treatment of pre-term and critically ill babies.
A special care nursery for sick or premature newborn infants.
A neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) is a hospital unit where highly-trained medical professionals specialize in the care of babies born prematurely and/or with other special problems. Doctors who care for newborns are specially-trained pediatricians called neonatologists. Nurses are specially trained to provide the intensive level of care for premature babies. Special beds are used to provide warmth and isolation, and to handle any devices that monitor the baby's heart rate, blood pressure, breathing, special blood, and feeding equipment. In Maryland, this term applies to hospitals designated as Level III or above (see the definition for Level III Nursery Services).
Part of a hospital that is dedicated to the care and attention of newborn infants that are seriously ill or premature. It contains a variety of specialized equipment and is staffed by a team of nurses and neonatologists who are specially trained in the pathophysiology of the newborn.
a special care nursery that uses advanced technology and trained health professionals to care for sick and premature newborns.
A special care nursery for sick and prematureÂ newborns . NICUs are staffed with specialists trained to care for babies with special needs and use advanced technology in the care of those babies.
This specialized unit is where premature babies, or very sick babies are monitored and cared for. It can also be referred to as Special Care Nursery (SCN) or Intensive Care Nursery (ICN).
A hospital unit with special equipment for the care of premature and seriously ill newborn infants.
A neonatal intensive care unit, usually shortened NICU and also called a newborn intensive care unit, special care baby unit (SCBU, especially in Great Britain), is a unit of a hospital specializing in the care of ill or premature newborn infants. Many Canadian hospitals have a special care nursery (SCN) for the care of premature infants, while infants and children requiring intensive care for illness or injury which cannot be treated in a standard hospital are transferred to the nearest children's hospital, where pediatric intensive care units (PICU) are separate from the SCN.