Neonatal Nurse Practitioner

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Definition

As a Neonatal Nurse Practitioner (NNP), you will care for pre-term and full-term infants who are critically ill, growing and have chronic conditions.

http://www.nursing.vanderbilt.edu/msn/nnp.html

Diseases

Cystic Fibrosis: It causes the body to produce a thick, sticky mucus that clogs the lungs, leading to infection, and blocks the pancreas, stopping digestive enzymes from reaching the intestines where they are required to digest food.

Prader-Willi Syndrome: An uncommon genetic disorder characterized by mental retardation, decreased muscle tone, short stature, emotional lability and an insatiable appetite which can lead to life-threatening obesity.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK22262/

New Technology

Temporal Scanner Thermometer: A totally non-invasive system with advanced infrared technology providing maximum ease of use with quick, consistently accurate measurements.

http://www.exergen.com/medical/TAT/2000c.htm

Members of the Team

  • Pharmacist
  • Medical Assistant
  • Dietician
  • Surgeon
  • Neonatologist
  • Respiratory/Physical Therapist
  • Registered Nurse
  • Social Worker
  • Technicians

http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/00...

http://www.marchofdimes.com/baby/staff-in-the-nicu...

Drugs

Acetaminophen(Tylenol) - Used to treat pain or fever

Captopril - Used to treat high blood pressure

Epoetin alfa (Erythropoietin) - Stimulates the body to make more red blood cells

Heparin - Often added to IV fluids to prevent IV from clotting

http://baystatehealth.com/Baystate/Main+Nav/Clinic...

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