What Level NICU are you at? - page 2

I have seen in the threads lately frequent use of the term Level 4 or LEvel IV NICU and I am confused about it's use. I have been told over the past few years that Level IV is no longer a recognized... Read More

  1. by   elizabells
    I guess we're a level IIIc. We're a regional transport (is that the right term?) for many other hospitals in the city. We do ECMO and transplants, and have one of the best gut units around.
  2. by   JVanRN
    Level IIb describes us pretty well, but we keep mechanical vents for longer than 24 hours. We have babies with lines and intubated for over a week. If they get to a point where it seems like they are not progressing or getting worse then we ship them. But we do keep vents longer than 24 hours. We also usually ship anything less than 28 weeks.
  3. by   Mags4711
    Quote from elizabells
    I guess we're a level IIIc. We're a regional transport (is that the right term?) for many other hospitals in the city. We do ECMO and transplants, and have one of the best gut units around.
    Where are you at, Elizabells? If you don't want to say the name, what state or city are you in?

    I ask because we are also a fantastic peds surg center, and we have one of the few short gut programs around. Wondering if we're close to one another. And I always enjoy making contacts with places that see lots of gut stuff.

    Thank you to everyone for responding! Keep 'em coming. It's kind of neat to know how many different levels there are out there.
  4. by   elizabells
    Quote from faithmd
    Where are you at, Elizabells? If you don't want to say the name, what state or city are you in?
    New York City, far uptown Manhattan. I'm gonna giggle when it turns out we totally know each other...

  5. by   Mags4711
    Oh I wish we did. I am in Ann Arbor, MI...

    But it's nice to meet someone else who loves the gut kids. I know in my NICU, I am one of a very few.
  6. by   m_orange
    Somewhere between a level IIIA and IIIB. We do HFJV and HFOV, but are just phasing in nitric with no plans to do ECMO or most sugery because we are very close to a children's hospital.
  7. by   jess_m
    My NICU does everything- I've heard it called Level III and Level IV. We have ECMO and even do transplants so I guess we're Level IIIC.
  8. by   Mimi2RN
    According to that info, we are a Level IIIA. We keep babies >1000 grams and technically >28 weeks. We sometimes wonder about the gestation, though. We don't do any surgeries, as we don't have the anesthesiologists available.

    We don't do our own transports, but the Childrens Hospital brings them from other facilities, to us.
  9. by   fergus51
    We're IIIB I guess. I've never worked in anything less, though I am taking an assignment at a IIIA next month.

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