Everybody looks forward to the birth of a healthy baby. In those cases in which a newborn is premature or has medical problems, it’s reassuring to know they have Desert Care Network’s knowledgeable specialists and advanced technology working for them.
Comprehensive care for preemies and high-risk infants
The hospital’s 30-bed Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) is located in the Women and Infants Center, making it easy to get a newborn right into treatment if necessary. Specially equipped surface- and air-transport vehicles can also transfer high-risk infants born at other facilities.
The NICU includes:
Mechanical ventilation for newborns who cannot breathe on their own
Emergency transportation vehicles
A lactation specialist
Follow-up development program for high-risk infants
The neonatal team includes neonatologists, clinical nurse specialists, neonatal nurse practitioners, registered nurses, respiratory care practitioners, an occupational therapist, social workers and discharge planners.
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