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Neonatal care workplace design

Holistic Neonatal Care for Premature Babies

For the smallest and most vulnerable hospital patients, things can quickly become critical. For this reason, premature babies need an environment where the medical parameters are right, and where everything is conducive to their growth and development. Such an environment includes suitable lighting and lower noise levels, as well as factors that support parent involvement.


Neonatal developmental care

Premature babies need an environment that helps them grow and develop with minimal disturbing influences and pleasant stimuli in moderation.

Noise in Neonatology

What is noise?

In neonatal units, premature babies are exposed to various stimuli - the majority of which are clearly negative, such as pain. Noise, however, is more complex.


Light as a developmental factor

Premature babies are sensitive to light. The more premature the baby, the more sensitive they are. However, it is not enough to simply dim the light, making lighting a complex subject in neonatal care.


10 tips for developmental care

See our poster with practical tips.


Developmental care and other aspects of nurturing premature babies

Noise in the NICU EnvironmentPlay video
The Mother's Voice and Other Sounds

Andres Maturana talks about how sound can affect premature babies and fetuses. Maturana is Head of Neonatology at Centro de Desarollo Educacional Facultad de Medicina, in Santiago, Chile. He focuses on the effects of sounds made by the mother, such as her voice.

Kangaroo Care and Parent BondingPlay video
How Important is Kangaroo Care?

Hilary Whyte, Professor of Pediatrics at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, Canada, discusses the Kangaroo Care method, its benefits, and when this type of therapy can be used.

family-integrated-care-processPlay video
Family Integrated Care as a Process

Families with premature babies often have difficulty bonding with the child. This, however, is crucial to the child's healthy development. Prof. Egbert Herting of the Clinic for Pediatric and Youth Medicine at the University Hospital, Schleswig-Holstein, talks about ways to support and strengthen this bond.

Important factors for brain development in neonatesPlay video
Factors Affecting Brain Development in Premature Babies

There are many factors that can have a detrimental effect on a baby's brain development in a neonatal intensive care unit. Hilary Whyte, Professor of Pediatrics at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, Canada, explains which factors are involved and how the problem can be minimized.

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