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Heart Hospital in Kochi

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Pediatric

Pediatric

To provide  quality care to all patients below the age of 18 yrs who report to Apollo Adlux The Centre is having professional expertise and best infrastructure in India.  All emergency services including Poisoning, Status Asthma, Status Seizures, Encephalitis, Septic / Dengue shock, ARDS, Pneumothorax, Foreign body, Pneumonia, Cardiac failure, Hypovolemic shock  , Renal failure, Snake bite  are handed by the Pediatric Specialists. Dedicated OPD is managed by Neonatologists to manage of high risk NICU graduates  like Micro-Premies, Asphyxiated babies, surgically complicated babies.


NEONATAL INTENSIVE CARE UNIT:

Apollo Adlux hospital offers a dedicated total 12 bed (with 2 strict Isolation beds), highly equipped Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), and located at the 4th Floor of the main building. NICU managed by team of expert neonatologists, with state-of-the-art monitoring and diagnostic equipment. This unit also offers post-operative care for neonates. NICU is continuously being supervised by the Infection Control committee to ensure best sepsis prevention. The unit is strictly baby friendly and follows Baby Friendly Hospital Initiatives (BFHI) guidelines.

Mission

To be a recognized leader in neonatal services in Kochi, dedicated for providing superior, compassionate, individualized care in a family-centred environment.

Vision

  • Provide superior, multi-specialty care to meet the individual needs of both the neonate and family.
  • Provide evidence-based care
  • Implement a multi-disciplinary approach to care and ensuring continuity of care
  • Facilitate education for families, empowering them to become confident and independent while caring for their children.

Attractions:

  • It is a highly-specialized intensive care unit for critically ill and premature newborns.
  • Any sick newborn up to 28 days old qualifies the criteria for NICU admission.
  • Each NICU baby receives the full attention of the NICU team, which includes neonatologist, trained neonatal nurses and development specialists.
  • This multi-disciplinary medical team works closely with the entire range of children’s pediatrics sub-specialty services, including Pediatric surgery, Cardiology, Infectious diseases, Endocrinology, Genetics, Hematology, Ophthalmology, Neurology, Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy and Audiology.

Diagnosis and conditions treated:

  • Premature infants
  • LBW, VLBW infants
  • Respiratory distress syndrome (RDS)
  • Perinatal Asphyxia
  • Retinopathy of prematurity
  • Cardiac anomalies
  • Diaphragmatic hernias
  • Disorders of the heart, kidney, liver, or gastrointestinal system
  • Genetic disorders and malformation
  • Haematologic diseases
  • Infections
  • Neurological/neurosurgical conditions
  • Primary metabolic defects
  • Surgical conditions

Facilities

Well-equipped NICU, Spacious and adequately -lit with availability of continuous centralized oxygen supply, air conditioning facility.

Equipments include:

  • Open care radiant warmers
  • Transport incubator and ventilator
  • Giraffe Incubators for extreme preterm care
  • Phototherapy units: Single surface, double surface
  • Pulse oximeters (Masimo Technology)
  • Non-invasive blood pressure monitors (NIBP)
  • Invasive pressure monitoring devices
  • Multimodal monitors
  • Portable X-ray machine
  • Conventional ventilation
  • High-frequency ventilation
  • Exchange transfusion
  • Nitric Oxide therapy
  • High flow nasal cannula
  • CPAP machines
  • MIRA Cradle for Therapeutic Hypothermia
  • Neonatal USG and ECHO

Procedures

  • Endo tracheal intubation
  • Umbilical line placement
  • Chest tube placement
  • Percutaneous (PICC) line placement
  • Ventilator support including high frequency ventilation + inhaled nitric-oxide treatment
  • Intravenous access and maintenance
  • Total Body Cooling
  • Phototherapy
  • Exchange transfusion
  • Hemodynamic monitoring
  • Total parenteral nutrition
  • Surfactant therapy
  • Thermoregulation
  • Per Oral/tube feeding
  • Promotion of breast feeding and lactation assistance/advice

Neonatal Transport:

NICU team members are well trained in neonatal transport with Transport incubator and ventilator. As this unit is the regional referral centre unit, we provide quality care and assure safe and healthy transfer of any sick neonates with the help of our organized team approach.

NICU Services:

  • Perinatal Care:
    If your doctor determines that your pregnancy is of high-risk or extreme premature, you can be rest assured that your baby will receive the highest level of care at Apollo Adlux Hospital. Our Neonatal-Perinatal medical staffs are available in the hospital 24x7 and are available to the obstetrical team in times of emergency.
  • Family-Centered Approach:
    Parents are welcome to visit anytime as we consider you to be the primary care-givers. The needs of a family whose tiniest member has been admitted to our NICU are unique. It is our mission to assist you, the family, along each step of this journey and to prepare you for your safe return home.
  • Antenatal Counselling:
    Regarding care of the baby after birth, for mothers in whom certain problems are anticipated at delivery.
  • Comprehensive Parent Teaching Program:
    All parents who have babies admitted in the NICU will be advised and trained on how to look after the babies at home, before the baby will be discharged.
  • Neonatal Follow-Up and High risk Clinic
    Our Neonatal team follows high risk neonates (Babies born prematurely or who've had prolonged stay due to various reasons at our NICU) after hospital discharge. A multi-disciplinary team of doctors from various specialties like Ophthalmology, ENT, Neurology, orthopedics and Rehabilitation, including an occupational therapist and physiotherapist will follow these high-risk infants for early intervention therapies. Routine baby checks and immunization are done through our well baby clinic.

Speciality Clinic

  • Pediatric Allergy Clinic
  • Pediatric Asthma Clinic
  • High Risk Baby Clinic

Sub specialities

  • Pediatric Gastroenterology
  • Pediatric Surgery
  • Pediatric Rheumatology
  • Pediatric Neurology
  • Pediatric Endocrinology

Facilities

  • Immunisation Room
  • Breast feeding room
  • Nebulisation Corner
  • Kids play area

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