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Neonatal Intensive Care Unit - Emanuel

Facility Profile

Note: This information is provided for nursing school faculty to let them know the kinds of clinical experiences available for nursing students at Legacy Health.

Site:  Randall Children's Hospital at Legacy Emanuel 
Unit Name:  Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)
Patient Population &/or Specialty Served:  Newborns with acute & life-threatening conditions and chronic or disabling conditions resulting from prematurity, birth insult or trauma, or the presence of congenital defects. (Admitted from adjacent L&D or transferred from facilities within geographic referral region.)
Usual Times/Days of Week Unit Open:  24/7
Shift Length Worked & Start Times:  12 hour shifts, 0700 & 1900
Number of Licensed Patient Beds:  51
Average Daily Unit Census:  37
Average Length of Stay:  19 days
Number of RNs Working Each Shift:  15-23 with a daily core staff of 17
Skill Mix:
RN only
Style of Nursing & Usual Patient Assignment: Critical Care (Level III) - 1:1 or 2:1; Intermediate Care (Level II) - 3:1 or 4:1
Special Skill Sets Usually Required of RNs: NRP, NICU internship (internal)