Quote from dawngloves
This makes me nervous. How are you supposed to hear a vent alarm if a baby self extubates or a hose pops off if you are two doors away? .
It depends on how the rooms are designed.
Our NI has 3 "pods" of private rooms and it works just fine.
(1)Our monitors will show if another bed is alarming and you can view the alarming babies monitor as if you are in the room
(2) the rooms are centered around a "central" nursing station...all glass windows to see in from the desk, and to see in from the rooms next door (there are blinds to close for privacy if needed)
(3)There are 6 rooms in each pod with 3 RNs....if you are starting an IV, etc. you are essentially counting on your "podmates" to cover your other baby until you are finished...it works out fine in the end with everyone helping each other.
(4) Oh, and there are glass doors connecting the rooms to each other, so if your NCPAP baby decides to rip it off of his/her face and desat....you don't have to "walk all the way around" to get to the bedside...it really is a nice setup
We love our private rooms and I think we could use more!