There are many things to know about when your baby is being admitted to the NICU at Arkansas Children's. Some of those things are:
- A member of the transport team will call you when your child arrives at Arkansas Children's Hospital.
- When your baby arrives, the team will examine your baby and place them on a vital sign monitor.
- Monitors are used to watch your baby's heart rate, breathing, blood pressure and oxygen level. Sometimes a machine will help your baby breath or give your baby nutrition in the form of intravenous (IV) fluids.
- There is a Neonatologist (doctor who specializes in caring for sick babies), a Neonatal Nurse Practitioner and a resident in the hospital 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to care for your baby.