CHOC’s Surgical NICU, a dedicated space within the NICU, utilizes a comprehensive method to care for these tiny patients with special needs. A coordinated treatment protocol – used in many adult intensive care units nationwide – has shown to result in fewer patient complications, improved outcomes and faster discharges.
At CHOC’s Surgical NICU, babies are grouped together to receive consistent and coordinated care from a multidisciplinary healthcare team. This team includes neonatologists, nurses and surgeons, as well as clinicians ranging from respiratory therapists to nutritionists.
An additional element rounds out the Surgical NICU healthcare team: parents and family. Here, a patient’s family joins clinicians to discuss care plans, share information and make care decisions.
Because the entire CHOC team works together to improve care and communication, each of our patients receives a well-coordinated and consistent treatment plan.
To learn more about the CHOC NICU, please visit http://www.choc.org/nicu/.
- CHOC Children’s is one of only 50 pediatric facilities in the nation to earn recognition as a best children’s hospital by U.S. News & World Report.
- CHOC Children’s has been named one of the nation’s best children’s hospitals by U.S. News & World Report in its 2017-18 Best Children’s Hospitals rankings.
- Infants needing surgery require special attention, and a unique feature of CHOC’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) provides just that. CHOC’s Surgical NICU, a dedicated space within the NICU, uses a ...