What is a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit?
Giving birth to a premature or sick baby is unexpected for parents. A Neonatal Intensive Care Unit is used for newborn babies who require intensive medical care. The tiniest patients are in the care of trained healthcare professionals and advanced technology. Babies who are in need of specialized nursing care are also taken care in NICUs. In this specialized area, the baby is protected from infection, cold, temperature, excess handling and noise. Specialized incubators are installed to keep the temperature warm and protect baby from various kinds of germs. NICUs have facilities for providing nutrition, either through NG tube or intravenous catheter.