Having a hospitalized child can be scary and stressful for parents, especially when that child is a newborn. Between raising a family, working and coping with a hospitalized infant, self-care is often not the first thing that comes to mind for a parent.
In this episode of CHOC Radio, we speak with Karina Ousley, a clinical social worker in CHOC’s neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), Diana Hurtado, coordinator for the March of Dimes NICU Family Support program at CHOC, and Marla Dorsey, patient- and family-centered care coordinator, about the importance of NICU parents practicing self care.
CHOC Radio theme music by Pat Jacobs.
- April was a registered nurse in the medical/surgical unit when her twins were born. Her girls’ experience in the NICU inspired her to become a NICU nurse.
- CHOC opened a new NICU with 36 all private rooms, nearly tripling the size of our previous Level 4 NICU.
- As we prepare to celebrate the opening of our all-private-room NICU, say hello to a few graduates of the CHOC NICU.