Teri Chavira, MSN, RNC-NIC discusses the signs and symptoms of neonatal sepsis, neonatal and maternal risk factors, and treatment.
Cue Based Feeding
Julie Foreman, MA, CCC-SLP defines Cue Based Feeding and identifies goals and logistics of how it looks in the NICU.
Tonnyann Hurley, MSN and Darla Payne, MSN cover the topic of obstetric emergencies, discuss the nursing role in high risk scenarios, and the importance of multidisciplinary manangement of the patient.
Sepsis Update for the Pregnant Patient
Dr. Louis Pacheco explains why sepsis continues to be the most frequent cause of death in intensive care units. He presents why the mortality rate is 30% for severe sepsis and up to 50% for septic shock.
Benefits of Human Milk for the NICU Baby
Human milk in the NICU provides a number of factors to a preterm infant that is almost like a medicine. It allows the infant to get up on our feedings very quickly and leave the hospital earlier.
A NICU Typical Day
We have neonatologists on all the time, every day. We perform early morning rounds where we see all 65 babies and discuss them at length as to plan of care for the day and for the week.
The Cord Blood Program
Last year we began the task of collecting cord blood and cord samples which have a lot of stem cells, that have regenerative effects on the nervous system.
MFM Services: Fetal Intervention
Fetal intervention falls in line with fetal surgery. These are procedures you do while the fetus is in utero to optimize its outcome. And it’s reserved for two scenarios.
Care for the High Risk Pregancy
Care for a mother on a high risk pregnancy is going to involve collaboration between the OBGYN and provider. We co-manage that patient and try to minimize the risks to a healthy pregnancy.