This might be kind of silly, but I was wondering if you talk to your NICU patients when you are caring for them?In school, we are told that we should talk to our patients, even when they are intubated and/or comatose because you never know if they can hear you or not. If you were that patient, it must be scary not being able to talk to someone, or have people do procedures on you and not know what is going on.I was in the MSICU twice for clinical this past semester, and I had one patient who was intubated (and therefore, sedated). I felt comfortable talking to her, even though she could not respond verbally. I enjoyed caring for a patient like this.Even though the babies cannot comprehend what you are saying (as an older ICU patient might), do you still talk to them? Do you think the sound of your voice might be comforting to them?