Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Policy and Procedure Manual

The Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Policy and Procedure Manual provides comprehensive, easy-to-customize policies that meet The Joint Commission and NIAHO standards. This complete resource guide covers the "hot topics" facing NICUs today, including patient safety, assessment, medication management, job descriptions, performance evaluations, skills competencies, performance improvement and much more!

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ChangesTable of Contents - TJC Standards and CMS RegulationsTable of Contents - NIAHO Standards and CMS RegulationsCopyrightDisclaimerApproval/Signature SheetIntroduction
SECTION 01 - EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT
SECTION 06 - MEDICATION MANAGEMENT
6001 - Medication Patient Information and Reconciliation6002 - Medication Patient Information and Reconciliation Form6003 - Prescribing/Ordering - General Practices6004 - Telephone, Verbal and Written Orders for Medication6005 - Neonatal/Pediatric Dosing - General Guidelines6006 - Medication Dosage Chart - Patient Specific6007 - Automatic Stop Orders - NICU6008 - Automatic Stop Orders for Surgery Patients and Transfer Patients6009 - Medication Ordered STAT and at Specified Time Intervals6010 - Range Orders for Medications6011 - Standing Orders6012 - Tapering of Medications6013 - Titrating Medications6014 - Emergency Medications6015 - Pediatric Emergency Medications List6016 - Emergency Crash Carts6017 - Emergency Crash Cart Security and Accountability6018 - Sample Crash Cart and Defibrillator Checklist Signature Form6019 - Medication Administration6020 - Medication Administration - Neonatal/Pediatric Patients6021 - Medication and Solution Administration - Invasive Procedures6022 - Safe Medication Practices6023 - Beractant (Survanta) Administration6024 - Concentrated Electrolyte Solutions and Other Drug Concentrations6025 - Controlled Drug Management6026 - Narcotics6027 - Eye Treatment of Newborn6028 - Intramuscular (IM) Injection Neonate6029 - IV Therapy - Medication Administration6030 - IV Push Medications6031 - Independent Double Check Before the Administration of Heparin6032 - Vitamin K (Aquamephyton) Administration6033 - Multiple Dose Vials (MDVs) - Use of6034 - Decreasing Medication Errors6035 - Automated Dispensing Machines - Access to6036 - Automated Dispensing Machines - Removing Medications6037 - Automated Dispensing Machines - Controlled Substances6038 - Automated Dispensing Machines - Emergency/STAT Medication Orders6039 - Medication Errors6040 - Adverse Drug Reaction Reporting6041 - Adverse Drug Reaction Reporting Form (Internal)6042 - Medication Inadvertent Incident Report6043 - Medication Inadvertent Incident Report Form6044 - Medication Error Analysis Tool6045 - Performance Improvement Analysis - Medication Inadvertent Incident Form
SECTION 08 - PROVISION OF CARE, TREATMENT AND SERVICES
Patient Care Procedures
8101 - Abdominal Girth - Measurement8102 - Arterial Blood Gas from Umbilical Arterial Lines8103 - Blood Glucose Monitoring - NICU8104 - Blood Cultures - Neonatal8105 - Blood Gasses - Capillary8106 - Breast Milk Collection and Storage8107 - Breastfeeding - Assisting the Mother8108 - Capnography - NICU8109 - Car Seat Challenge8110 - Cardiac Monitors8111 - Care Planning - NICU8112 - Central Venous Lines and PICC Lines Bundle - Insertion of8113 - Central Venous Catheter and PICC Line Time Out Checklist8114 - Percutaneous Central Venous Catheter (PICC) Insertion - Assisting8115 - Heparin Lock Flush for PICC, Midclavicular and Midline Catheters8116 - Chest Tube Insertion8117 - Circumcision8118 - Clinical Alarms - Maintenance and Use of8119 - Clinical Laboratory Tests8120 - Clostridium difficile (C. difficile)8121 - Critical Results of Tests and Diagnostic Procedures - Reporting of8122 - The Dying Infant - Care of8123 - Endotracheal Intubation - Assisting with8124 - Exchange Transfusion8125 - Eye Exam8126 - Family Education in the NICU8127 - Feeding the Newborn8128 - Formula8129 - Gavage Feeding8130 - "Hand-Off" Communication8131 - Hearing Screening Test8132 - Infusion Pumps - Equipment Inspection, Care and Maintenance8133 - Inhaled Nitric Oxide (iNO) - Care of the Infant8134 - Intravenous Therapy - Insertion8135 - Intravenous Therapy - Monitoring8136 - Heparin Flush8137 - Invasive Procedure Site Identification (Outside of the OR)8138 - Lumbar Puncture - Assisting with8139 - Management of Multidrug-Resistant Organisms in Acute Care Settings8140 - Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA) - Management of8141 - Monitoring Intake and Output8142 - Neonatal Resuscitation Team8143 - Patient Identification for Clinical Care and Treatment8144 - Phototherapy8145 - Portable X-Rays in the NICU8146 - Pulse Oximetry - NICU8147 - Resuscitation of Newborn in Labor and Delivery8148 - Rh Sensitization8149 - Total Parenteral Nutrition8150 - Transillumination8151 - Tubing/Catheter Misconnections - Prevention of8152 - Umbilical Arterial Catheter Insertion8153 - Umbilical Cord Care8154 - Urinary Catheterization8155 - Venipuncture8156 - Ventilating Infants with Ambu Bag8157 - Ventilator Maintenance/Monitoring - Recommended Parameters8158 - Weighing Infants