What is NICU in a baby?
When babies are born early, have health problems, or a difficult birth they go to the hospital's NICU. NICU stands for "neonatal intensive care unit".
Is NICU the same as ICU?
A neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), also known as an intensive care nursery (ICN), is an intensive care unit (ICU) specializing in the care of ill or premature newborn infants.
What are the three levels of neonatal care?
Levels of Neonatal Care Level I: Well newborn nursery. Level II: Special care nursery. Level III: Neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) Level IV: Regional neonatal intensive-care unit (regional NICU)
What is CPAP in NICU?
Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) is a means of providing respiratory support to neonates with either upper airway obstruction or respiratory failure. Respiratory failure constitutes either failure of ventilation or failure of lung function.
What is a neonatal ventilator?
Neonatal ventilators can be classified as either devices that deliver tidal ventilation, usually referred to as conventional mechanical ventilators, or devices that deliver smaller gas volumes at rapid rates, referred to as high-frequency ventilators