Review and Recording Notes on NICU Babies

 

Reviewed by David Knight
January
2001
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New or Unstable Babies More Stable Babies Very Stable Babies Review
Procedures Weekly Plan Weekend Plan

This gives a guideline for reviewing and writing notes on NICU babies to ensure that babies are appropriately assessed and residents use their time efficiently.

New/Unstable Babies

More Stable Babies

Very Stable Babies

Review

Procedures

It is important to document significant procedures undertaken, whether successful or unsuccessful.  Procedures which should be clearly documented (with date and time) include:

Weekly Plan

For stable babies, ensure that there is a weekly plan. Avoid duplication (of full assessments and of tests etc.).

Weekend Plan