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Neonatal I.C.U [NICU]

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Neonatal I.C.U [NICU]

What is neonatal intensive care unit ?

One of the Best NICU’s in Rajasthan

When newborn babies fall ill, they require specialized care, with equipment and drugs in ways much different from the way adults are treated. Not only are minute doses of medicines required, the equipment like ventilators, etc., are designed specially to suit the small lungs of the babies. When babies are born in many advances of the date on which they were due, they are all the smaller, demanding more care, and more prone to infections.

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Inpatient Services Includes

  • Neonatal Intensive care Unit [NICU]
  • Pediatric Intesive Care Unit [ PICU]
  • Pediatric ward
  • Semi-Deluxe rooms
  • Deluxe rooms
  • Suite

Jivanta’s NICU unit is equipped with the latest advancement in biomedical and healthcare technology, and boasts of the following facilities:

  • 35 bedded Level III NICU capable of caring sick and premature newborn infants as tiny as weighing 500 gms or delivered in the 6th month of pregnancy.
  • Designed as per National Neonatology Forum [ NNF ] and International guidelines
  • Separate intensive care area, isolation area, level I, II and III care, KMC and breastfeeding area, Central oxygen/Air/Suction
  • Round the clock in-house qualified Neonatologists with expertise and experience
  • Various types of ventilators with conventional and advanced modes
  • High-Frequency Oscillatory Ventilation (HFOV): innovative ventilation modes which operate at very fast rates as high as 1200 breaths/min
  • CPAP and HHHFNC respiratory support system
  • Surfactant Therapy
  • Imported servo controlled warmers, incubators, single and double surface phototherapy, LED phototherapy
  • Total parenteral nutrition
  • Exchange transfusion
  • Management of surgical problems in newborn
  • Pathology facilities: Autoanalyzer, ABG machine with electrolytes and ionic calcium, Dry chemistry analyzer
  • Portable X-ray
  • Portable: USG, Doppler, Echocardiography, EEG
  • Portable OAE- Hearing Screening
  • Newborn Metabolic Screening
  • Transcutaneous bilirubinometry [ Jaundice meter ]
  • Neurosensory stimulation for high-risk babies and developmentally supportive care
  • Personalized support for parents and families in times of stress
  • 24x7 dedicated “Neonatal Ambulance” that is equipped with transport ventilator and attended by Neonatologists / Pediatricians and support staff.

More Neonatal Services

  Level I

Neonates weighing more than 1800 grams or having the gestational maturity of 34 weeks or more are categorized under level I care. The care consists of basic care at birth, provision of warmth, maintaining asepsis and promotion of breastfeeding. This type of care can be given at home, subcenter and primary health center.

  Level II

Neonates weighing 1200-1800 grams or having the gestational maturity of 30–34 weeks are categorized under level II care and are looked after by trained nurses and pediatricians. The equipment and facilities used for this level of care are included equipment for resuscitation, maintenance of thermo neutral environment, intravenous infusion, gavages feeding, phototherapy and exchange blood transfusion. This type of care can be given at first referral units, district hospitals, teaching institutions, and nursing homes.

  Level III

Neonates weighing less than 1200 grams or having the gestational maturity of fewer than 30 weeks are categorized under level III care. The care is provided at apex institutions and regional perinatal centers equipped with centralized oxygen and suction facilities, servo-controlled incubators, vital signs monitors, transcutaneous monitors, ventilators, infusion pumps etc. This type of care is provided by skilled nurses and neonatologists.

High-frequency ventilation is a type of mechanical ventilation which utilizes a respiratory rate greater than 4 times the normal value (>150 (Vf) breaths per minute) and very small tidal volumes.
High-frequency ventilation is thought to reduce ventilator-associated lung injury (VALI), especially in the context of ARDS and acute lung injury. This is commonly referred to as lung protective ventilation. HFO is lifesaving in babies with severe respiratory problems where conventional mechanical ventilator fails.

Jivanta Children’s Hospital believes in the “Gentle ventilation [ GENTILATION]” philosophy.
Top of the line Drager- Babylog 8000 Plus and SLE Neonatal Ventilators are used to support respiration to small babies without harming the lungs. Bubble CPAP units are available for providing non-invasive respiratory support to babies.

Surfactant therapy is the medical administration of exogenous surfactant typically installed directly into the lungs. Premature babies have immature lungs and insufficient surfactant. Exogenous surfactant replacement therapy is effective in reducing RDS mortality and morbidity in preterm infants.

The supply of nutrients to preterm neonates—especially extremely low-birthweight (ELBW) infants—is rarely adequate, and these infants accumulate major deficits in early postnatal life. A high proportion of ELBW infants exhibit poor growth in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), with those at the lowest gestational age and birthweight at greatest risk.However, growing evidence indicates that early use of parenteral nutrition may minimize protein losses and improve growth outcomes

Newborn babies are very much labile and require very close and continuous monitoring. The neonatal team continuously supervises the various parameters including the baby's vital signs like heart rate, respiratory rate, blood pressure, oxygen saturation, and how hard the baby is working to breathe, using an array of monitoring equipment like multi Para monitors, pulse-oxymeters, ECG monitors, NIBP ( Non Invasive Blood Pressure Monitoring) and IBP ( Invasive Blood Pressure ) monitors.

This is handheld, portable and rechargeable instrument used to assess degree of jaundice in newborn without prick