Neonatology Services Overview
Sometimes, babies are born with a birth defect or illness that requires specialised care, or they may be born before the due date, giving them less time to develop in the womb. In that case, important organs like the baby’s heart, lungs, stomach or their metabolism may not be developed enough to function without special help. Although your paediatrician can solve most health problems of newborns, a Neonatologist is trained specifically to handle the most complex and high-risk situations.
- Level III Neonatal ICU
- Newborn Screening
- Isolation ICU
Level III Neonatal ICU
Neonatology Frequently Asked Questions
How are babies taken care of in NICU? Babies in our NICU are kept under the care of a Consultant Neonatologist and qualified trained Resident Pediatric doctors, manage the babies round the clock.
Why is level III NICU needed? The Level III NICU at Apollo Cradle & Children’s Hospital is an ultramodern facility and advanced with high-end technology which is fully equipped to handle a baby needing extra care.
Which parameters are observed in an incubator? Modern neonatal intensive care at Apollo Cradle & Children’s Hospital involves advanced techniques for the measurement of temperature, respiration, cardiac function, oxygenation, and brain activity.
What are the common diagnosis in NICU? At Apollo Cradle & Children’s Hospital some of the common diagnosis include Anemia, Apnea, Bradycardia, Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia(BPD), Hydrocephalus, Intraventricular hemorrhage (IVH), Jaundice, Necrotizing Enterocolitis (NEC) and Patent Ductus Arteriosus (PDA)
Do all the babies suffer jaundice after birth? Most of the babies develop jaundice in first few days and some will require treatment. We at Apollo Cradle & Children’s Hospital has the best neonatologists to provide prompt treatment.
What are the warning signs that are shown by babies? If a baby shows these signs it requires emergency, the signs may include, jerky breathing, excessive sleep, not passing urine for longer periods and low or very high body temperatures.
Which treatments are provided by neonatologists? Neonatologists at Apollo Cradle & Children’s Hospital provides utmost care for neonates which includes, diagnosing and coordinating care for newborns with conditions such as breathing conditions, birth defects, and infections.
What is the ideal room temperature for baby? Baby should be comfortable with warm hands and feet. Tip of nose should also feel warm. Clothing can be adjusted as per weather conditions. With air conditioning, 25-26°C is generally comfortable. In winters, keep baby’s head, hands and feet covered.
Which team of healthcare professionals does NICU has? At Apollo Cradle & Children’s Hospital NICU team has Nurses, respiratory therapists, social workers, managers, clinical nurse specialists, patient care coordinators, pharmacists, dieticians, lactation consultants, physical and occupational therapists, Neonatal Nurse Practitioners, subspecialists, and pediatricians are all available to help provide medical care and support during your child’s stay in the NICU.
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