At PRI, your baby’s health is our top priority. Our team of paediatricians, nurses, and other specialists is available to address any complications or emergencies that may arise. Our paediatric ICU provides round-the-clock care.
As a patient or a parent of a newborn in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), you can rest assured that our NICU/Nursery nurses are dedicated to providing the highest level of care.
Duties and Responsibilities of NICU/Nursery Nurse:
- Gentle Transition Care: Our NICU nurses understand the unique needs of infants transitioning from the womb to the world. They provide gentle, nurturing care to ensure your baby’s comfort and well-being during this crucial phase.
- Life-Sustaining Care: Your baby’s health is our top priority. Our nurses perform life-sustaining care, closely monitoring vital signs to maintain stability and promptly respond to any changes.
- Respiratory Expertise: Ensuring proper breathing and the maturation of your newborn’s respiratory system is a fundamental part of our care. Our nurses are trained to support and monitor your baby’s respiratory health.
- Comprehensive Nursing Assessments: Thorough nursing assessments are conducted regularly to evaluate your baby’s health and development. Anthropometric measurements are obtained to track growth and progress.
- Newborn Care: Our nurses provide essential care to newborns, including weighing neonates and offering specialized care when needed. Your baby’s health and comfort are our utmost concern.
- Breastfeeding Support: We understand the importance of breastfeeding. Our nurses educate mothers on proper breastfeeding techniques and offer guidance to ensure both baby and mother are comfortable and successful in this important aspect of newborn care.
- Nutritional Assessments: Our nurses perform nutritional assessments to meet your baby’s unique dietary needs. Specialized feedings are provided as necessary to ensure optimal growth and development.
- Medical Procedures: Our nurses are skilled in performing various medical tasks such as changing dressings, inserting catheters, and starting IVs when needed. Safety and precision are paramount.
- Medication Administration: Your baby’s prescribed medications are administered with care. Detailed records are maintained, and any adverse reactions are reported promptly to the medical team.
- Vital Signs Monitoring: Continuous monitoring of vital signs helps our nurses detect and address any concerns promptly. Corrective actions are taken when necessary, and the patient’s condition is communicated effectively to the entire care team.
- Physician Support: Our nurses collaborate closely with physicians during examinations, treatments, and procedures, including life-saving situations. Your baby receives coordinated care from a multidisciplinary team.
- Family Education: We believe in involving families in the care process. Our nurses educate and instruct parents on daily operations and home-care procedures, ensuring a seamless transition when it’s time to leave the NICU.
- Discharge Planning: Our nurses actively participate in discharge planning, ensuring that your baby is well-prepared for the transition home. Timely and accurate patient care records are maintained to support this process.
- Collaboration: Our NICU nurses collaborate with upper-level nurses and physicians in treatment plans and examinations, ensuring a comprehensive and cohesive approach to your baby’s care.
- Adaptability: In addition to their core responsibilities, our nurses are ready to take on other duties as assigned, depending on the specific needs of your baby’s care. We are flexible and adaptable to ensure the best possible care for your newborn.