Written by Administrator Friday, 21 January 2011
Neonatology is a subspecialty of pediatrics that consists of the medical care of newborn infants, especially the ill or premature newborn infant. It is a hospital-based specialty, and is usually practiced in neonatal intensive care units (NICUs). The principal patients of neonatologists are newborn infants who are ill or requiring special medical care due to prematurity, low birth weight, intrauterine growth retardation, congenital malformations (birth defects), sepsis, or birth asphyxias.
The Procedure includes:
- Total care of new born babies
- Educating mothers of new born babies, about feeding, safety and normal development
- Managing sick new born in neonatal intensive care unit