Neonatal intensive care unit

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  • History Of The Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)

    On May 11, 2015, Lincoln Wulf was born at two pounds, ten ounces and fourteen point six inches. His twin brother, Theodore was born at one pound ten ounces, and nine point six inches, but sadly did not make it. Lincoln spent one hundred one days in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) being carefully monitored by the staff at the hospital. During his stay, he was hooked up to numerous tubes and machines as he fought for his life. Melissa Wulf poured her heart out, “During our 101 days in the NICU we met Angels who walk this earth disguised as humans. In the midst of experiencing some of the very worst days of our lives, our hearts were forever changed by our sweet boys caregivers. The NICU doctors and nurses saved our baby’s life, for that we will be forever grateful.” Many families and their babies’ lives are changed every day because of the NICU, and thankfully America has adapted to fulfill these needs. The Neonatal Intensive Care Unit did not exist until the early 1960’s and the special…

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  • Neonatal Intensive Care Units

    Neonatal Intensive Care Units The first Neonatal Intensive Care Unit was established in 1965 at the Yale-New Haven Hospital. Neonatology is the speciality within pediatric medicine that provides for sick and premature infants or neonates. This is a very young area of medicine that was established in the 1960’s. The speciality of Neonatal wasn’t developed until the 1970’s(McGarth). In the 1970’s, there was finally jobs of the speciality of neonatal medicine. Even though it was not established…

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  • Neonatal Intensive Care Unit: A Case Study

    mother and child. An infant must make numerous physical acclimations to life outside the mother's body. Leaving the uterus implies that an infant can no more rely on upon the mother's dissemination and placenta for vital physiologic capacities. The physical and mental neonatal Intensive consideration unit (NICU) environment might be the absolute most critical element in neonatal improvement. Continuous methods, taking care of, and presentation to light and commotion might bring about…

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  • Neonatal Nurse Practitioners

    throughout a hospital, but what does it mean? NICU means neonatal intensive care unit. It is like the intensive care unit, but for neonatal newborns. Neonatal refers to the first twenty-eight days of a child’s life. Therefore, the NICU is an intensive care unit for very young babies who have health problems. These babies have severe life threatening health conditions and need intensive care to become healthy. One of the most important people that take part in the process of helping these babies…

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  • Career Interest Assessment

    Career Interest and Assessment The result from the career cluster survey says that I am social and enterprising. I disagree with me being social because I don’t like teaching people. I agree with me being enterprising because I like to figure out problems mentally rather than to persuade or lead people. My career cruising results are Visual and Auditory learning, I agree with both of these results because I have trouble with math so if the teacher is using pictures to explain a certain problem…

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  • Low Income Vulnerable Population

    Low-Income Vulnerable Population The vulnerable population of low income clients encompasses a large range of people who encounter special challenges other than just their income that contributes to the stratification of their vulnerability. Low-income families have “stressful social disorganization” as a normative reality of life, often needing additional support services in order to survive. The low-income population is normally represented by poverty, destitution, and unemployment. Many in…

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  • Individual Values In Nursing

    Nursing in its essence is not simply a career as a medical care-giver but also a counselor, nutritionist, friend, psychiatrist, and so much more. A good nurse, in my opinion, helps their patients not just when they are physically hurting but also when they need mental help as well. They support their patients, listen to them even if just for a moment, so that they feel like they are more than just a person in a hospital bed but a human being. It is my belief that a good nurse holds both their…

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  • Nursing Evaluation Plan

    In order to monitor and evaluate a program, a written evaluation plan is needed. An evaluation plan (for a particular evaluation) usually specifies: what will be evaluated; the purpose and criteria for the evaluation; the key evaluation questions; and how data will be collected, analyzed, synthesized and reported. (Better Evaluation, n.d.). Therefore, an evaluation plan is use to evaluated the results of a program for improvement and decision making. It clarifies the steps needed to assess the…

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  • Becoming A NICU Nurse

    There’s ambulatory care nurse, burn care nurse, certified nurse midwife, or cardiac cath lab nurse. With many nursing fields out there it is hard to choose one without knowing what is required to get there. I’ve decided that I am interested in pursuing a career in the NICU department caring for high risk newborn’s and their families. To determine whether this career path is right for me I had to do research on the job description, education and certification, employment, and professional…

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  • Neonatal Nursing Research Paper

    Caring for a sick infant can be emotionally draining even when it is your profession. One profession that works with sick infants is neonatal nurses. A neonatal nurse “…works with newborn infants born with a variety of problems ranging from prematurity, birth defects, infection, cardiac malformations, and surgical problems. The neonatal period is defined as the first month of life; however, these newborns are often sick for months” ("What Is Neonatal Nursing?”). They can provide care in…

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