Dear Medical Professional
We are a Level IIIB accredited (National Neonatology Forum India), unit.
33 beds are divided into 4 zones:
- My First crib- the intensive care zone
- Me and Mom- The step down unit for stable babies
- Rescue Hug- the outborn / extramural admission zone
- Isolation – negative pressure areas that prevent any spread of air borne communicable diseases outside of the zone
The unit is equipped with state of the art equipment
- Facilities include conventional ventilation, high frequency ventilation, inhaled nitric oxide therapy, Laminar flow hood, peritoneal dialysis (acute and chronic), continuous positive airway pressure, LED Phototherapy, long term parental nutrition, Surfactant administration, medical management of critical congenital heart disease, use of pasteurized human donor milk, therapeutic hypothermia, work up and management of genetic conditions, etc. amongst many others.
- Our case mix includes extreme preterms (including those at the thresholds of viability), hypoxic respiratory failure due to various etiologies, multiorgan dysfunction, surgical concerns, genetic syndromes, etc.
- Allied specialities and interdisciplinary management is the key to best care and involve High risk Obstetrics and Perinatology, Pediatric Surgery and Urology, Pediatric Cardiology, Pediatric Neurology, Pediatric Endocrinology, Pediatric Orthopedics, Laryngology, Retina Specialists and Ophthalmology, Dermatology, Pediatric Nephrology, Neurosurgery.
- Our pride is the structured and well established High Risk Neonate Follow up Program and Child Development clinic attached to the NICU. The “Blue Book” (the brain child of Dr Naveen Jain in collaboration with CDC, Trivandrum) has become synonymous with Development follow up of NICU graduates has been taken up and implemented by several state governments, private sector organisations. It is even quoted in major text books.
Unit data is frequently audited and presented to identify areas of improvement and to bench mark against published literature. We are proud to say that our survival statistics and more importantly neurodevelopmental long term outcomes match the world’s best standards.
Early parent participation in decision making as well as daily care processes is the crux of our unit. The dedicated Follow up services protocol- “Blue book” (which is now being practised in many other units) has been in place with a structured protocol since 2006.
We believe that relentless improvement comes with academic endeavours and continuing education. Hence the commitment to teaching and training. We have been running the super specialty DNB Neonatology program and Fellowships in Neonatology since 2008. Entry into the fellowship programs are purely based on merit after a structured entrance examination/ interview. Academic work includes involvement in clinical investigative research with a focus on translating science into better ways to deliver care and improve outcomes.
Please do look at our academic achievements too (insert link here)
Our mission includes striving to quality improvement – not just in patient care, but also satisfaction of parents, staff and fellows. This includes extensive contributions to clinical research, national and international neonatal practice guidelines.