The Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) is a 57 bed unit that includes intensive and sub-intensive patients. isolation rooms, a treatment room, a lactation room, bereavement room, an overnight stay room for families and a family lounge.
Common procedures in the NICU include assessment of patient's status, stabilization of neonates at all high-risk deliveries, care of patients requiring assisted ventilation/oxygen therapy, care of pre and post operative patients, maintaining/monitoring invasive and non invasive hemodynamic monitoring, assist with bedside procedures, assist with invasive surgical procedures performed in the NICU, assist with diagnostic testing (MRI, CAT scan, sonograms, cardiac catherizations and eye exam).
The Registered Professional Nurse is responsible for the planning, implementing and evaluation of care for a given patient population. This process is enacted through direct clinical practice, management of patient care and general professional duties.