The neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) staff are vital not only to
your infant's health but also to your understanding of your infant's condition.
When you are with your infant's doctor or nurse, ask whatever questions you have about your infant's health and care; the NICU staff
understand that this is all new to you. It's a good idea to keep a running list
of written questions to refer to when you're on the unit.
Expect the NICU to be both a stressful place for you and a stressful
place for the staff to work. Events on the NICU can unfold quickly, and
communication can sometimes suffer. With this in mind, be prepared for any of the following problems:
If you encounter communication problems on the NICU:
April 14, 2011
Sarah Marshall, MD - Family Medicine
& John Pope, MD - Pediatrics
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