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.