Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)

Neonatal Intensive care in India has evolved over years, many centres are providing level 1 and level 2 care with the available facilities but the need of the hour is to provide level 3 B-NICU care for critical babies.

Aster Women and Children Hospital is dedicated to fill this gap in the healthcare system and provide high-end care with the most advanced technologies. Keeping this in mind, The unit came up with the concept of Aster Women and Children hospital in Whitefield, with a strong Neonatal and Paediatric Super-speciality back up to manage any complicated neonatal sick babies.

The dedicated team of doctors are highly skilled and revered around the region for their expertise. The doctors are supported by passionate and trained nursing and paramedics, who work each day to provide the best in family and child-centred care.

Our Doctors

We have some of the best specialists from around the world, they bring years of experience and offer evidence based treatment to ensure the best care for you.

Facilities

Well equipped with the latest medical equipment, modern technology & infrastructure, Aster Hospital is one of the best hospitals in India.

High-end Incubators & Warmers

The NICU is equipped with giraffe omniBed care stations, giraffe infant care incubators and high-end resuscitation warmers etc. Combining with state-of-the-art technology, innovative design and exceptional thermal performance it creates a healing environment to help newborns thrive.

Care of Extreme Preterm

(>23 weeks and above 400 grams)

The unit has an excellent blend of neonatologists trained in Canada, UK, and India. With this experience, the team has the ability to manage any extreme preterms (>350 gm and more than 22 weeks). The past experience data has shown excellent outcomes both short term and long term with the least mortality when compared to any top centres of the world.

Inhaled Nitric Oxide

The unit is equipped with SLE Inosys Nitric Oxide (NO) delivery and monitoring system, which delivers Nitric Oxide. This is an advanced therapy for the management of babies with severe pulmonary hypertension. This modality is useful in babies born with a congenital diaphragmatic hernia and in those with severe meconium aspiration syndrome.

Advanced Ventilation

The unit is also unit is equipped with SLE6000 ventilators, the most advanced ventilators available so far. It provides invasive and non-invasive ventilation. The unit also provides advanced ventilation in the form of Nasal Intermittent Positive Pressure Ventilation (NIPPV), and High-Frequency Oscillatory Ventilation (HFOV).

Resuscitation Stations

The unit offers newborn resuscitation corners in the labour rooms and maternal OTs. The arrangement can also handle twin deliveries. These stations have inbuilt T-piece devices, air oxygen blenders, suction apparatus and timers.

Amplitude Integrated EEG

Only a few NICUs in India is equipped with facilities like Amplitude integrated EEG, that is used to monitor subclinical seizures in cooled and seizure babies. It also helps the team to predict neurodevelopmental outcomes in birth asphyxia babies.

Total Body Cooling

The NICU has a servo-controlled machine that enables the doctors to treat babies born with birth asphyxia. With this equipment, the temperature is reduced to 33.5°C and can be maintained at that level for 3 days. This treatment has been shown to significantly improve the outcomes in babies.

Point of Care Ultrasound

The team performs 2D echocardiograms, cranial and lung ultra-sonograms using the bedside sonogram machine. This is used to treat patients with PDA, PPHN, shock, IVH, PVL, air leak etc.

Laminar Flow

To maintain highly sterile conditions, the NICU is equipped with laminar flow hood for fluid preparation and TPN preparation. This keeps infection rates to minimum.

State of Art Neonatal Transport Ambulance

Aster Women and Children's Neonatal Transport Service is highly equipped with the intensive-care environment, it provides swift service for newborns in need of specialised critical care services. It is operated by a multidisciplinary team of experts who involve the usage of advanced technology.

On the arrival of Neonatal Transport Ambulance to Aster Women and Children hospital, the newborns are shifted to the Level 3B NICU where infants are put under the treatment curated by a highly trained team of Neonatologists.

The Neonatal Transport Service is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Each transport unit includes:
•    Total body cooling therapy
•    Ventilation
•    Nitric oxide
•    Enhanced vehicle hydraulics to ensure a smoother ride
•    Ambient lighting to enhance relaxation
 

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