Ρίμινι 1, 124 62, Χαϊδάρι, Αθήνα
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Neonatology (NICU)

Neonatal Intensive Critical Unit (NICU)

Team leader: P. Mexi-Mpourna, General Pediatrics-Neonatology, Attending Physician

 

Staff:

Α. Pediatricians-Neonatologists

Α. Daskalaki,General Pediatrics-Neonatology, Attending Physician

Β. Sideri, General Pediatrics-Neonatology, Attending Physician

Ε. Kapsampeli, General Pediatrics-Neonatology, Attending Physician

Ε. Sdona, Assistant Consultant

Ν. Podimatas, Assistant Consultant

 

NICU Chief Nursing Officer

G. Kurkou

 

Clinical capacity: 22 beds/ 6 beds in operation

 

Location: 2nd floor of University General Hospital “Attikon”

 

Communication:

Medical Office: (+30) 210.5831298, 1287

Nursing station: (+30) 210.5831292

Fax: (+30) 210.5832229

 

Neonatal Clinic Chief Nursing Officer

E. Aleksiou

 

Clinical capacity: 20 beds

 

Location: 2nd floor of University General Hospital “Attikon”

 

Communication:

Medical Office: (+30) 210.5831298, 1287

Nursing Station: (+30) 210.5831292

Fax: (+30) 210.5832229

 

The NICU consists of 4 subunits (one each of Level III, Level II, Level I care and two isolation rooms), a pump room, a milk preparation area and a small laboratory for the measurement of bilirubin.A second laboratory for the computerized preparation of parenteral solutions under aseptic conditions is located on another floor (1st below ground).

Maximum capacity is 22 beds, of which only 6-8 are currently operating, due to lack of nursing staff.

The unit is equipped with respiratory support equipment (10 ventilators, 1 High Frequency Oscillator, 4 Nasal CPAP), monitors, oximeters, and parenteral fluid pumps. There are also a Cerebral Function Monitoring (CFM) device and an ultrasound device.

 

The NICU caters to newborns born in our hospital, irrespective of gestational age or birth weight, except for newborns in need of specialized cardiological or surgical treatment. A small number of newborns transferred to our hospital by the National Emergency Aid Centre (ΕΚΑΒ, i.e. ambulance) are also hospitalized in the NICU.

The Neonatal Division in general is run with a high focus on providing a safe and comfortable environment for newborns and their parents. As such, a first step we have taken towards parenting-focused developmental care is to provide open visiting hours for parents (i.e. 24 hours a day, 7 days a week). In all hospitalized infants, full-term and preterm breastfeeding is promoted during hospitalization, as well as skin-to-skin contact and kangaroo mother care.

Our Division promotes exclusive breastfeeding and provides constant support to mothers, and in the NICU in particular, extensive efforts are made to use breast milk in the feeding of premature or sick neonates.

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