NICU Sites

  1. Hi

    Does anyone know of any good sites for NICU?

    Cathy :kiss
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  3. by   dawngloves
    I have a ton bookmarked! But my computer is down and this one is borrowed. Next week I'll have it back so keep an eye out!
  4. by   nurseiam
    One of my favorites is
    They also have lots of threads from their site!
    University of Washington also has a great site.
  5. by   NICU_Nurse
    I LOVE the Johnson & Johnson's Pediatric Institute site- they have a store where you can purchase tear off sheets, pamphlets, posters, and videos, and they have lots of really helpful internet clips you can watch on various topics (basic care, massage, etc.). You should look at both the area for professionals, as well as the area for parents. Visit and for this.

    Childmed is spectacular- be sure to watch their videos on snuggling/bundling and swaddled bathing- very good. They also do classes for facilities on developmental care, etc. that I've heard are fantastic.
  6. by   cathy949
    A big thanks to all. Great sites.

  7. by   dawngloves
  8. by   NICU_Nurse
    OH, emedicine! I forgot about that one. They have THE LARGEST collection of NICU and neonatal/pediatric related CEU's on the planet. Definitely a favorite of mine. You can look up anything in the world on there and they have the best, most comprehensive statistics/articles related to every neonatal topic you'll ever need.

    If you sign up for an account (registering is free), you get your first 1.5 contact hours free, and you can immediately print out your certificate as well as save a copy on your hard drive for later. Great resource!
  9. by   prmenrs
    Both NANN and "Neonatal Network" have good sites.
  10. by   cathy949
    e medicine is fantastic, can't get near the computer now. Should have kept that one to myself!

    35 weeker? What about a 27 weeker.
  11. by   prmenrs
    A 27 weeker is self-explanatory--no one expects it to do anything on it's own--you support it, s/he grows and gets better.

    A 35 weeker is just beginning to behave itself, eating, breathing, so some bright-eyed doc or case manager decides to send them home--where they promptly forget how to eat and breathe. They come back in septic, and stay for several more weeks.

    If everyone had just WAITED patiently for a few days, the baby would've been much more skilled at the basics, and been discharged, and NOT COME BACK IN SICK.

    That's what I mean by not trusting a 35 weeker.
  12. by   catlover314
    edited; see post that follows
    Last edit by catlover314 on Jan 16, '04
  13. by   catlover314
    Ouch! NICU Case Manager here... you are so right though; I sure don't rush to discharge a 35 weeker. Should add that my opinion really doesn't matter much in reality. The decision to discharge is always the doc's. We discharge a lot of kids to rural areas, so I would much rather invest a couple days in a 35 weeker than have a tragedy at home that can be avoided.