At Doctors Hospital we have the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit designed for the continuous observation of our newborns requiring special care and for complex cases of extreme premature births, cardiopathies or congenital problems that require specialized support by a team of nurses highly specialized in neonatal care. These nurses always provide humane treatment and they are sensitive to family concerns.
It is found divided into five areas:
1. This area is dedicated exclusively to newborns suspected to be at great risk for infections and it contains intensive care equipment.
2. This area is designed for newborn patients sent from other hospitals or from hospitals outside of the state and it is equipped with an area of isolation to avoid the risk of contagion between rooms, following international standards.
3. The intermediate therapy area is able to house four cribs, which allows babies to be watched over since their state of health does not require intensive care or they are found in the stabilization process and will soon be released. Here, parents can spend more time with them.
4. This space is designed for mothers to be comfortable and they can nurse their baby in this unit, with equipment to help pump maternal milk artificially, if necessary.
5. This area has eight incubators /JIFAFFE heated cribs that allow for continuous and constant observation where a baby can be attended safely and rapidly, when necessary, with the most complete monitoring equipment to monitor electrocardiographic tracing, O2 saturation, respiratory frequency and blood pressure, for cases when ventilator support and patient attention requires high specialty cardiovascular monitoring. If this is required, we have three BEAR CUB 750 pressure ventilators with a graphic screen, for more convincing monitoring and three nasal cpap, in addition to the specialized support of neonatal nurses and continuous 24 hour support with the inhalotherapy, radiodiagnostic and clinical laboratory departments.