Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
The GENESIS Clinic has a specially equipped Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), for newborns that require increased monitoring or intensive care after birth. In addition, the pediatricians who support the delivery rooms and the NICU are specialized neonatologists.
The NICU includes 3 levels of hospitalization:
Level I: Includes simple monitoring of each newborn.
Level II: Includes intermediate care for the newborn, i.e. increased care and some degree of short-term, more intensive care.
Level III: Includes the full range of intensive care and medical care of the newborn.
Its equipment is cutting-edge, of international standards, and includes:
- Monitors, for monitoring vital functions (heartbeats, respirations, oxygenation per minute, blood pressure)
- Ventilators, machines for the direct support of respiratory function
- Slow infusion pumps for precise intravenous administration of the required fluids and milk to newborns
- Neo-puff, a machine that is necessary for cardiopulmonary resuscitation after birth, especially for premature babies
- A blood gas analyzer in which a very small amount of blood is used to directly check oxygenation, ventilation, electrolytes and other elements necessary for monitoring the newborn
- Portable X-ray machine to perform an X-ray without the need to move the baby
- State-of-the-art phototherapy for the treatment of jaundice, whether the baby is in an incubator or in the cot
- Portable incubator with integrated ventilator for the transfer of the newborn, whenever needed, from the NICU of our clinic to a public hospital
- Head ultrasound to check the brain and heart ultrasound
To promote breastfeeding, there is a separate area for pumping breast milk until the baby is able to breastfeed. There are also special areas for parents and newborns to coexist, when possible.
In the NICU, the monitoring and treatment of newborns is carried out meticulously on a 24-hour basis by specialized and experienced neonatologists as well as by well-trained nursing staff.
During the stay of the newborns in the NICU, parents can visit tosee their newborns several times during the day. Information on the development and progress of the diseases is provided regularly every day from 12:00 to 13:00 and 18:00 to 19:00 and, where appropriate, when it is deemed necessary.