Home > Patients & Visitors > Health Library > NICU: Communicating With the Staff
The neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) staff are vital not only to
your infant's health but also to your understanding of your infant's condition.
When you are with your infant's doctor or nurse, ask whatever questions you have about your infant's health and care. The NICU staff
understands that this is all new to you. It's a good idea to keep a running list
of written questions to refer to when you're on the unit.
Expect the NICU to be both a stressful place for you and a stressful
place for the staff to work. Events on the NICU can unfold quickly, and
communication can sometimes suffer. With this in mind, be prepared for any of the following problems:
If you encounter communication problems on the NICU:
ByHealthwise StaffPrimary Medical ReviewerSarah Marshall, MD - Family MedicineSpecialist Medical ReviewerKimberly Dow, MD, FRCPC - Neonatology
Current as ofJuly 26, 2016
Current as of:
July 26, 2016
Sarah Marshall, MD - Family Medicine & Kimberly Dow, MD, FRCPC - Neonatology
To learn more about Healthwise, visit Healthwise.org.
© 1995-2016 Healthwise, Incorporated. Healthwise, Healthwise for every health decision, and the Healthwise logo are trademarks of Healthwise, Incorporated.
Our interactive Decision Points guide you through making key health decisions by combining medical information with your personal information.
You'll find Decision Points to help you answer questions about:
Get started learning more about your health!
Our Interactive Tools can help you make smart decisions for a healthier life. You'll find personal calculators and tools for health and fitness, lifestyle checkups and pregnancy.
Feeling under the weather?
Use our interactive symptom checker to evaluate your symptoms and determine appropriate action or treatment.