Duke Health Intensive Care Nursery

The Duke Health Intensive Care Nursery ICN/TCN/SCN is a 57-bed Level II/Level III/Level IV neonatal intensive care unit operating 24 hours per day, 7 days per week.  The purpose is to provide care to critically ill, high risk and convalescing neonates who require monitoring services and are at risk of needing immediate intensive treatment.  Major medical diagnoses treated include, but are not limited to: prematurity, respiratory distress syndrome, persistent pulmonary hypertension, transient tachypnea of the newborn, pneumonia, pneumothorax, sepsis, surgical abnormalities, metabolic derangements, neurological evaluations, and chromosomal or genetic abnormalities.  Procedures/treatments performed include intubation, central line placement, chest tube insertion, PDA ligations, invasive/non-invasive monitoring, blood/medication/oxygen administration, pain management, wound care, hypothermia protocol, and patient/family emotional support and teaching.  Care is provided by using a multidisciplinary process applied to an individualized patient plan of care based on assessment of needs.  Learn more.