Neonatal Intensive care unit ( NICU)
- What the department is about.
This is a unit that provides care to the sick baby/ premature babies and babies that needs special care. The unit was established in 2016 after a group of staff had MEBCI (making every baby count initiative) training . The unit admit babies from first day of life to 28days. The unit aims at reducing neonatal death rate throughout the year by 85%, enhancing kangaroo mother care ( KMC) in all preterm/low birth weight babies, improving on infection prevention by 95% through hand washing/ aseptic techniques, educating mothers on their baby’s condition/ importance of exclusive breastfeeding. The unit receives babies from peripheral as a result of it being a referral center.
- Services of the department
- Practicing kangaroo mother care and skin to skin
- Intensive phototherapy
- Neonatal resuscitation
- Neonatal teleconsultation
- HOD Profile
Jacqueline. N. Dapila, a Paediatric senior Nursing officer from the Ghana college of Nurses and midwives. Also has BSc. Public health (Management) from catholic university college of Ghana.
- Staff strength
The unit is being managed by 15 team members. Nine (9) professional nurses and six(6) Auxiliary nurses.
- Various equipment/ machine if applicable
- Radiant Warmer
- Bili light
- Pulse Oximeter
- Blood Pressure monitor