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types of patients

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The PICU forum had a cool thread where people listed the types of patients on their units. I thought it would be interesting for the NICU too. I know some NICUs get babies that come into the emergency room, some of have micropreemies, some have full terms with congenital issues, some take pre-surgery cardiac babies, etc. I'd love to know the census of your NICU!

Luckyyou, BSN, RN

Specializes in ICU. Has 10 years experience.

We have between 85-90 kids right now, including a 14 month old and a 19 month old, and two kiddos on ECMO!

Edited by Luckyyou
didn't want to doxx myself

R1515J

Specializes in NICU.

We have a level III NICU, up to 22-23 patients

SteveNNP, MSN, NP

Specializes in Neonatal ICU (Cardiothoracic). Has 9 years experience.

Well, this is what we have today:

Prematurity

Transient Tachypnea of the Newborn

Presumed sepsis r/t maternal chorioamnionitis

Sepsis

Congenital heart disease (pre/post/periop)

Congenital autoimmune myocarditis

Gastroschisis

Omphalocele

PPHN/pulmonary hypertension

Meconium aspiration syndrome

Choanal atresia

Pierre Robin Sequence

Hydrocephalus

Neonatal seizures

Hypoxic-Ischemic encephalopathy (head cooling)

ECMO

Sirenomelia (Mermaid)

Posterior urethral valves/UPJ obstruction

Anal atresia

Tracheoesophageal fistula/Esophageal atresia

Spina Bifida

Congenital viral infections

essT

Specializes in NICU. Has 5 years experience.

SteveNNP I'm jealous! I look forward to being somewhere with a little more variety and acuity someday. I'm in a level III with up to 50 babies. We're the largest NICU in the area and accept babies from surrounding hospitals. Babes with more complex diagnoses or requiring a higher level of care get shipped out. Recent diagnoses include:

Prematurity and sequelae (the majority of our population)

Hypoglycemia

NAS

Meconium aspiration

Pneumothorax

TTN

PPHN

Sepsis

We're currently working on getting head cooling underway -- we have the equipment but are still in the early days of policy/procedure development