Neonatal ICU at Nanavati Super Speciality Hospital is an advanced quaternary level care set up of eleven intensive care and three nursery beds. The unit is built to international standards with separate HEPA filter systems to each section with 3 air changes per hour and positive pressure environment in the clinical areas.
The NICU is a total care unit catering to all needs of critical and extremely preterm newborns including:
An evidence based protocol driven clinical care model, standard amongst the leading NICU’s in the world
Advanced respiratory care systems, including the best mechanical ventilators and non-invasive support systems like NIV, BIPAP and bubble CPAP.
Total Parenteral Nutrition (TPN), LED Phototherapy units, Continuous EEG monitoring, Bi-spectral monitoring, Invasive pressure monitoring
Therapeutic Hypothermia for babies with hypoxia.
Bedside USG / ECHO cardiography / Digital radiology etc.
In-house MRI / CT / PET scan / Nuclear imaging / Cine Fluoroscopy in cath lab
Follow up of newborn infants at risk of developmental issues is a part of holistic care. Certain babies with complex medical issues admitted to neonatal ICU are at increased risk of having developmental delay/anomalies. Such potential babies can be identified during NICU admission These babies need to be screened for growth and developmental deficits after their discharge from NICU. By identifying their problems early, therapies can be instituted so as to prevent and/or treat disabilities.
What is done at high risk OPD:
Growth parameter measured (Weight, height, head circumference, etc.)
Developmental milestones reviewed.
Screening for hearing, ophthalmic examination performed.
Assessment of babies for their development at expected date of delivery, 4 months, 8 months and 12 months of corrected gestational age and 24 months if required.
If abnormalities found, correction with physiotherapy/occupational therapy/Speech therapy/Orthopedic procedures offered.
Team for high risk follow up consists of: Neonatologist (Dr Suresh Birajdar), Physiotherapist, Occupational therapist, Psychologist, Audiologist, Ophthalmologist, Psychologist.