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Neonatal ICU/Intermediate Care

The Newborn Intensive and Intermediate Care Units provide care to high-risk newborns requiring medical and/or surgical intervention. Our NICU serves as the regional referral center and newborns are admitted directly from our hospital's obstetric department or transported here by our own NICU Transport Team for advanced therapies.

This 40-bed unit is the largest ICU here at VCU Medical Center caring for the smallest of patients and their families. The majority of infants are admitted due to complications associated with prematurity. However, the nurseries are available to provide care to newborns that have any problem occurring in the neonatal period. Other commonly seen problems are respiratory distress, cardiac defects, congenital anomalies, neurological and matological/immunologic disorders.

Our NICU is the only NICU in Central Virginia to provide the life-saving therapy called ExtraCorporeal Membrane Oxygenation. For the nursing professional the NICU is the perfect blend between Pediatrics and Critical Care.






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October 5, 2012
Conference: Steppingstones to Excellence in Wound Care

October 10, 2012
Conference: 6th Annual Pediatric & Neonatal Conference for Acute and Critical Care Nurses

November 16, 2012
Conference: 13th Annual Heart Matters




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Virginia Commonwealth University
Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center Nursing
1250 East Marshall Street Richmond, Virginia 23298-0510 Updated: 12/21/2011