Rules of the NICURRules of the NICURules of the NICUEnglishNeonatologyPremature;Newborn (0-28 days);Baby (1-12 months)NANASupport, services and resourcesPrenatal Adult (19+)NA2009-10-31T04:00:00ZThe Reverend Michael Marshall, M. Div. M9.0000000000000056.0000000000000360.000000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>Read about the visiting and privacy rules in the NICU, which exist to protect the parents of premature babies and minimize their stress.</p><p>The NICU is home to other babies and parents who are all going through similar experiences. To keep everyone comfortable and to ensure the NICU functions with maximum efficiency, there are some rules and NICU etiquette that parents and families follow when their baby is there.</p><h2>Key points</h2> <ul><li>To keep the NICU running at maximum efficiency and to respect the situations of other families, there are specific rules and guidelines that parents and families must follow when in the NICU.</li></ul>
Les règlements de l’unité néonatale des soins intensifsLLes règlements de l’unité néonatale des soins intensifsRules of the NICUFrenchNeonatologyPremature;Newborn (0-28 days);Baby (1-12 months)NANASupport, services and resourcesPrenatal Adult (19+)NA2009-10-31T04:00:00ZThe Reverend Michael Marshall, M. Div. M9.0000000000000056.0000000000000360.000000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>Lisez au sujet des règlements de l’unité néonatale des soins intensifs, qui sont en place pour protéger les parents de bébés prématurés et pour minimiser leur stress.</p><p>L’unité néonatale est aussi le domicile d’autres bébés et d’autres parents. L’unité néonatale des soins intensifs a des règlements qui lui permettent de fonctionner avec un maximum d’efficacité.</p><h2>À retenir</h2> <ul><li>Pour que l’unité néonatale des soins intensifs puisse fonctionner avec un maximum d’efficacité et afin de respecter la situation des autres familles, des règles et des lignes directrices spécifiques doivent être respectées par les parents et les familles lorsqu’ils y sont présents.</li></ul>

 

 

Rules of the NICU1793.00000000000Rules of the NICURules of the NICUREnglishNeonatologyPremature;Newborn (0-28 days);Baby (1-12 months)NANASupport, services and resourcesPrenatal Adult (19+)NA2009-10-31T04:00:00ZThe Reverend Michael Marshall, M. Div. M9.0000000000000056.0000000000000360.000000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>Read about the visiting and privacy rules in the NICU, which exist to protect the parents of premature babies and minimize their stress.</p><p>The NICU is home to other babies and parents who are all going through similar experiences. To keep everyone comfortable and to ensure the NICU functions with maximum efficiency, there are some rules and NICU etiquette that parents and families follow when their baby is there.</p><h2>Key points</h2> <ul><li>To keep the NICU running at maximum efficiency and to respect the situations of other families, there are specific rules and guidelines that parents and families must follow when in the NICU.</li></ul><figure> <img alt="Dad with preemie in isolette" src="https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/akhassets/dad_with_preemieisolette_EN.jpg" /> </figure> <h2>NICU etiquette: Other parents, other conditions</h2><p>The NICU is also home to other babies and other parents. In general, parents tend to connect, at least on some level, through shared experience. This can be helpful for conversation and mutual support; at least to a certain degree, other parents know what you are going through. At the same time, while many babies in the NICU are there because they were born premature, others are not. Some babies may have been born full-term but with some complication, perhaps even requiring surgery.</p><p>Comparing the progress of your baby to another baby may not be helpful. Your baby is unique: one set of circumstances which may have had a detrimental outcome for another child, may not apply to your child. If another baby in a similar situation to yours is not doing well, it does not mean your child is destined for the same path.</p><h2>Specific rules of the NICU</h2><p>The NICU is a unique place. It operates around the clock and is often very intense. The NICU has rules in order for it to function with maximum efficiency. Many of these rules have to do with privacy and visiting. In general, you will be asked to respect the privacy of others. Usually, only parents can spend time with their baby at any time. Rules for visiting apply to extended family members who will not have access to the NICU at all hours. Similarly, while parents are encouraged to phone the NICU for updates, hospital staff will not reveal medical information to extended family members over the phone without the permission of the baby’s parents.</p><p>If they are not told, parents should ask what the various rules are in this regard.</p><h2>More for parents in the NICU</h2><p>Each parent’s experience in the NICU, like the experience of their child, will be unique. Some babies are quickly discharged while others require an extended stay. Some parents live nearby, others have travelled from afar and will not be living at home during their baby’s stay at the NICU. Some babies grow without many interventions and thrive, others, despite numerous procedures, will not survive.</p><h4>More information</h4><ul><li> <a href="/Article?contentid=1851&language=English">Caring for parents and families </a></li><li> <a href="/Article?contentid=1855&language=English">Palliative care</a></li></ul>https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/akhassets/dad_with_preemieisolette_EN.jpgRules of the NICU

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