NEONATAL CARE IN NURSING
The subspecialty of nursing that deals with newborn babies born with a variety of problems ranging from cardiac malformations, infection, surgical problems, birth defects, and prematurity are known as Neonatal nursing. This nursing generally incorporates care for newborns that experience prematurity problems, long-term or short-term illnesses right after birth. Infants are taken care of by neonatal nurses from the time of birth up to about 2 years of age or until they are discharged.
This nursing is variable and complex since the neonatal nurse provides the absolute care required by the ill infants and their families by educating their new mothers about breastfeeding, their baby’s medical condition, and answering their questions on how to engage in parenting in the neonatal unit. They also connect them to technology that helps them to be fed so they can gain weight, giving breaths to the infants who have difficulties in breathing, performing chest compressions if necessary, stimulating the baby to breathe, and keeping the baby warm in the neonatal intensive care unit.
It is important to understand the perceptions about the current research in the neonatal intensive care unit since neonatal care in nursing is an important field of the healthcare team which impacts the decisions made by other healthcare professionals as well as parents regarding the medical care practices and participation in the clinical research of the infant.
In this setting evidence-based care is implemented by clinical practitioners for strong coordination and cooperation between researchers to increase healthcare workers and the ability of medicine to treat this fragile population. High-risk infant care may advance in an efficient manner by educating neonatal nurses about research procedures, empowering them to promote success in clinical research, and improving communication. Based on the patient’s response highly intensive therapies and adjustments are implemented by neonatal nurses taking care of the sick infants since they require an intensive level of care which is offered at the neonatal intensive care unit.