Advanced Neonatal Care
To ensure that patients benefit from all the latest advances in neonatal care, the NICU offers the most current monitoring systems, ventilator support and incubators, including Nature's Cradle, a system that replicates the sound and motion of the mother's womb.
The unit provides both invasive and non-invasive monitoring of the newborn's cardiorespiratory system, oxygen, suction and age-appropriate thermoregulation. In addition, each neonate's heart rate, respiratory rate, blood pressure and oxygen saturation are monitored continuously.
Additional advances in neonatal care that are available through the hospital's NICU:
- Intravascular arterial and venous monitoring
- Pulmonary artery catheterization
- Subdural and intravascular pressure monitoring with 24 hours/day EEG telemetry
- High frequency ventilation
- Apheresis blood treatment (the only one available 24 hours a day)
- Nitric oxide
- Access to the latest Neonatal Research Protocols
- Continuous Video EEG monitoring and recording.
The division is a member of the Vermont Oxford Hospital Trials Group, and participates in research on the developmental outcome of newborns with birth weights less than 1,500 grams.