​Admission Nursery (Well Baby)

 

Unit Profile 

Unit name

 Admission Nursery (Newborn Transitional Care) Level 1 – Neonatal Care 

Patient population

 Neonates – Low Risk

Mixed gender 

Hours of operation

 24 hours/ 7 days per week

Number of beds

 35

Occupancy Rate

 100%

Staff categories

 Registered Nurse

Unit Assistant

Patient Care Technician

Primary patient diagnoses

 35 weeks to neonates for observation; Grunting newborns not requiring oxygen for 12 hours observation; Newborns awaiting blood culture result; Newborns requiring 48h observations for antibiotics to rule out sepsis, family history of neonatal death for observation and investigation; Newborns with hypoglycemia episodes (not less than 1.8); newborns requiring single and double phototherapy; Small for gestation age, IUGR, not less that 2kg and haemodynamically stable; Post natal management of antenatal-diagnosed hydronephrosis; Newborns requiring  IV access for fluid therapy or antibiotics; Post natal evaluation of Perinatal finding; Gavage feedings.

Procedures

Routine and Emergency Patient Care

Physical Assessment of a Newborn

Airway Management & Oxygen Administration (Nasal Cannula)

Phototherapy

Non-invasive cardiac, respiratory, BP & oxygen saturation monitoring, Immunization program

Thermoregulation

Circumcision Program

Newborn

Blood sampling (Capillary, Venous)

Nutrition

Family teaching and support

Off-unit procedures (MRI, CT scan-Echocardiography, Ultrasound, MCUG

Promotion of Breastfeeding programme

Falls Prevention Programme

Wound, Skin Care, Pressure Ulcer Prevention 

Pain Management

Quadramed Electronic Medical Records 

Family Education

Nursing care Delivery system

 Total Patient Care in a Partnership Model

Last Modified

03-Sep-2014 12:00 PM