Dept. of Neonatology







The Neonatology Department at St. Thomas Hospital Chethippuzha is a cornerstone of excellence in newborn care, dedicated to ensuring the health and well-being of our tiniest patients. Led by a team of highly skilled neonatologists and supported by compassionate neonatal nurses and allied health professionals, our department offers specialized medical care tailored to the unique needs of newborn infants. Equipped with state-of-the-art technology and a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), we provide comprehensive treatment for premature infants, those with medical complexities, and newborns requiring critical care. Our approach is not only rooted in clinical expertise but also in family-centered care, recognizing the vital role parents play in their child's journey. We are committed to supporting families through every step, offering guidance, education, and emotional support as we work together to nurture and safeguard the precious lives entrusted to us.

07 bedded Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, equipped for the care of extreme preterm and high-risk neonates. Well trained NICU doctors and nurses to cater all neonatal emergencies.

Facilities for invasive ventilation including conventional mandatory ventilation, high frequency oscillatory ventilation

(HFOV) &volume targeted ventilationInhaled nitric oxide therapy

Non- invasive positive pressure ventilation

Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP)

Heated humidified high flow nasal cannula

Surfactant administration including Least Invasive Surfactant Administration (LISA)

Neonatal neurocritical care facilities

Therapeutic hypothermia- Mira Cradle

Continuous video EEG monitoring with appropriate backup from paediatric neurology services

Strict adherence to neuroprotection bundle for preterm as well as term babies

Point of care ultrasound including neuro-sonogram, lung ultrasound, targeted neonatal

echocardiography etc

Central line insertion including umbilical lines, percutaneously inserted central catheters (PICC)

eccentric-arterial blood pressure monitoring

Total Parenteral Nutrition (TPN) therapy Pre and postoperative care of neonates requiring surgery

Facilities for phototherapy

Family integrated care involving care of the NICU babies with family partnership

Lactation Support and early kangaroo mother care and kangaroo care in the NICU

Early developmental supportive care

Retinopathy of prematurity screening and intervention

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Prematurity, respiratory dysfunction, birth trauma, congenital malformations, neonatal infection and haemolytic disorders of the new-born are some of the examples of neonatal disorders commonly encountered.

Prematurity, respiratory dysfunction, birth trauma, congenital malformations, neonatal infection and haemolytic disorders of the new-born are some of the examples of neonatal disorders commonly encountered.







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