CHRISTCHURCH WOMEN'S HOSPITAL
Neonatal Service - Level 3 (Intensive Care)
3 or intensive care area provides care for babies/peepi who require
support with their breathing or who have complex needs following a
surgical procedure. In addition, any baby that requires intensive
observation will be cared for within this environment.
The service utilises Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) and various forms of ventilation (High Frequency and Nitric Oxide, Volume and SIMV-Synchronised Intermittent Mandatory Ventilation) in supporting babies who are experiencing breathing difficulties or who require support post surgery.
Utilising the extended multi-discipinary team, these babies are cared for in a physical environment that enables us to closely monitor all of their activity. Extremely sick or unwell babies are usually cared for by one Nurse who is able to solely focus on the baby’s/peepi and family’s/whanau’s needs.