A Parent's Guide to the NICU
The Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)
Newborn babies who need intensive medical attention are often
admitted into a special area of the hospital called the Neonatal
Intensive Care Unit (NICU). The NICU combines advanced technology
and trained healthcare professionals to provide specialized care for
the tiniest patients.
Unfamiliar sights, sounds, and equipment in the NICU can be
overwhelming. This information is provided to help you understand
some of the problems of sick and premature babies. You will also
find out about some of the procedures that may be needed for the
care of your baby.