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- [Dr. Debnath] There is a common misconception that
NICU is only for premature baby.
Even though that is one of the biggest indications
for a NICU admission, it is not the only indication.
Anytime we feel that a baby needs intensive care
monitoring, which means continuous monitoring of the
baby's vitals, IV fluids, medications, antibiotics,
etc., we feel the baby needs to be in the NICU.
It's a very overwhelming situation for the parents to
have the baby separated and stay in a NICU, covered
in leads and all sorts of equipments around, it can get
very emotional, so we try to have them connected to the
parents as much as we can.
- [Keisha] We actually have a newer system
that is called NICVIEW.
NICVIEW is...it's the same concept as FaceTime,
to where the parents can see live video stream
of their babies.
The parents think this is just a big blessing
just as much as we do.
We feel very fortunate to have this system,
to be able to offer it to our families, and to be able
to feel like that you're at
bedside whenever you can't be.
- In the Eastern Kentucky region,
we are one of the very few NICU.
We felt very blessed to have expecting mothers feel
that, you know, they have some support to keep their
babies close to their home who needs intensive care.
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