I work in a PICU that does all the open-heart procedures for our 75 bed NICU. The babies transfer to us the night before surgery, spend a fair amount of recovery time with us then return to NICU for discharge preparation / teaching / other issues they might have.
Our NICU, like many others, does not bathe their babies daily. Here's my question: Does your NICU bathe babies in preparation for surgery (of any type) or do they just go to the OR and get standard immediate pre-op skin prep?
If you DO bathe pre-operatively (any surgery) - what do you use? Thanks! This is for an EBP / research project I am working on.