Neonatology

The Neonatology Division maintains a 40-bed Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)and offers comprehensive evaluation and treatment for all critically ill neonates, including extremely low birth-weight infants and those with surgical, genetic and cardiac conditions. Specialists are available 24 hours a day

A specialized neonatal transport team, based at the University of Maryland Medical Center, provides ambulance and helicopter transportation for critically ill infants throughout the state.


Patient Conditions

Comprehensive Evaluations

  • Prenatal consultation with parents with high-risk pregnancies
  • Lactation support for breast-feeding mothers of hospitalized infants
  • Physical and occupational therapy for hospitalized neonates
  • Nutrition consultation on patients receiving parenteral nutrition

Specialized Treatments

Research Activities

Special Programs

  • NICU Follow-Up Program coordinates neurodevelopmental screening from birth through age 3 and provides multidisciplinary support (nutrition, speech and language, social work, physical therapy, occupational therapy, etc.) for graduates of the NICU and on children from other NICUs; the team also provides consultation on unresolved medical problems following discharge.
  • Lactation consultation service for all breast-feeding mothers
  • Kangaroo Care

Services to Physicians

  • Consultation on complicated cases
  • Educational outreach program to referring hospitals
  • Assistance with outpatient management of NICU graduates
  • Special treatment procedures
  • Assistance with short-term and long-term management of residual newborn medical conditions

This page was last updated: September 30, 2013

         
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