We provide professional support in Newborn intensive care unit.
It provides treatment and care for high-risk babies such
as preterm birth, multiple pregnancy, babies of mothers with diabetes, babies
who swallow meconium in the womb, brain and other organ damage caused by
Ventilator devices are found in our neonatal intensive care
unit and are monitored by neonatal intensive care nurses.
In our Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, respiratory, infection
and nutritional problems of the newborn and premature are treated. In
addition, Premature Retinopathy examination (ROP), newborn’s esophagus –
intestinal obstruction or closure (athesis), babies with congenital pulmonary
surgery problems; All kinds of treatment of congenital problems such as
surgical treatments, meningomyelocele (waist opening) and hydrocephalus (water
accumulation in the head) are performed.
Since the lungs of newborns and especially premature babies
are not yet mature, especially babies with respiratory distress can be treated
with a ventilator (respiratory device). Our hospital has the latest
technology ventilator devices. The use and follow-up of these devices are
carried out by experienced neonatologists and nurses.
Feeding the premature baby with breast milk is the most
important life-saving approach. In preterm babies, mostly feeding problems
along with other problems; Many reasons such as the growth retardation of
the gastrointestinal system, the shortage of enzymes involved in digestion and
insufficiency of bowel movements. A term baby can suck and swallow right
after birth. However, the sucking reflex does not begin before the 23rd
week in premature babies. It develops in coordination with swallowing in
the 34th gestational week. While a complete sucking and swallowing
function develops in the 34th gestational week, it can sometimes be at the 32nd
week. For these reasons, especially babies born before the 34th
gestational week are fed mostly with an oral catheter.
Jaundice in newborn babies can sometimes be very dangerous. In
our Neonatal Unit, the risks of babies in terms of jaundice are investigated
and necessary treatments are applied. Jaundice is the staining of the skin
and the white parts of the eyes as a result of the increase in the yellow
substance called bilirubin in the body. With the increase in the level of
bilirubin in the blood, the body is gradually painted from head to toe. In
severe jaundice, bilirubin passes to the brain and causes irreversible damage
(such as cerebral palsy, deafness) that we call ossicular. The treatment
of jaundice is easy and possible. Phototherapy (light therapy) is the most
commonly used treatment. The baby’s eye is taped so that the light does
not harm the eye. In rare cases, mostly in cases where there is blood
incompatibility between mother and baby, jaundice can be treated by exchange of
In recent years, it has been understood that the most
important source of infection starts from the hands and the importance of hand
hygiene in prevention. In our Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, together with
the control at the entrance and exit, with the directives and recommendations
of the “Hospital Infection Control Committee”; By not touching
babies unnecessarily, by using hand cleaning and hand disinfectants when
touched, and by using clean materials, precautions are taken against the risk
In order for the jaundice not to increase, the baby must be
well nourished, and have plenty of stools and urine. Whether the mother
and the baby’s blood group incompatibility is also an important factor. All
newborns should start breastfeeding as soon as possible to prevent increased
jaundice. The baby should not be put to sleep for more than 4 hours and
should be given a formula that the doctor deems appropriate.
We take care to feed our premature babies by breastfeeding
from their mothers if they are suckling as soon as possible, and if they are
not suckling, we feed them with breast milk through the hose we release from
the mouth to the stomach.