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by Aggie RN Aggie RN, ADN (Member)

Aggie RN has 18 years experience as a ADN and specializes in ER, HH, Case Management.

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the differences between the levels of NICUs? i.e. what's different between a level II and level III?

Also, MAS (I assume that's meconium aspiration)?

Lastly, what is GBS stand for?

Thanks!

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everthesame has 12 years experience as a LPN, LVN.

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GBS= Group B Strep aka GBBS=Group B Beta Strep

Level III NICUs take more critically ill babies such as vent babies, micro preemies, severe congenital anomalies. Where I work, Level II would include more stable babies maybe with IVs, CPAP, etc...

You might try searching this forum. I am sure this question has been addressed before and in more detail.

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