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Neonatal Nurse Responsibilities and Duties

by Adam on September 20, 2011

Neonatal nurses have the responsibility of working with mothers and their newborn children to ensure that the children born prematurely or children that are born with diseases and illnesses. Learning about the various aspects of the nursing career in the NICU or the Neonatal unit can be an effective way to make the decision that the Neonatal field is right for them.
What are some of the responsibilities that are associated with becoming a neonatal nurse?

The main responsibility of the neonatal nurse is to ensure that the infants in the neonatal remain stable and that they are receiving the medication and treatment, as well as diagnostic testing that is required. This way, the nurse can ensure that the child is going to remain stable and that the parents are going to be able to have peace of mind for the care of their child.

Another responsibility required of neonatal nurses is to ensure that the parents are kept up to date with the treatments, diagnostic tests and results that are available for the child. The nurse working in the neonatal unit will often work on behalf of the parents and between the other health care professionals.

This way, the parents can ensure that they are able to stay up to date and present with the information that has been obtained from the tests and the required treatments that are going to ensure that the child is able to remain stable and healthy and is able to be transferred from the neonatal unit.

Additional training is required for the neonatal nursing unit and therefore it is essential to ensure that the additional education is going to pay off for the student. It’s important to consider all of these aspects of the job, of which can be one of the most rewarding types of nursing careers.

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