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Neonatology: Procedure

NICU or Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, specializes in the care of ill or premature newborn infants or those newborn requiring close care and monitoring. There is a step down Special Care Baby Unit (SCBU) to take care of preterm babies, who are feeding and growing rapidly but need monitoring till they are fit for discharge.

The department of Neonatology, has neonatologists, pediatricians, pediatric surgeons and nurses trained in newborn care round the clock. The care given to the newborn is individualised and our Neonatologists practice evidence based medicine and follow internationally accepted protocols.

Treatments and Procedures:

Provide neonatal resuscitation at every delivery
Evaluate and provide postnatal care to healthy newborn infants
Immunisation services
Care of babies born to “high risk” mothers
Care of low birth weight babies
Care of premature babies
Care of sick newborn
Babies requiring sustained respiratory support
Care and support of newborn during transport in and out of the hospital
Antenatal counselling when newborn problems are anticipated
Neonatal surgery including urological and thoracic problems
Post- operative care
Newborn screening for hearing defects
Newborn screening for inborn errors of metabolism
Parents are trained in newborn care post discharge from NICU

Tags: Premature Babies, Newborn Baby Care, Pediatric Surgery, Pediatric Doctor, Premature Baby, Baby Care, Child Doctor, Neonatologist, Columbia Asia Hospital

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