In July 2012, a hospital located in North Texas opened its 9 bed Level II Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). Level II NICU is limited to the admission of infants with a gestational age of 32 weeks and above. There has been tremendous growth and expansion of the NICU resulting in an expansion to 13 licensed beds and gaining Level III NICU designation in 2017. Level III designation enables the care of infants that are 23 weeks or greater and have more complex medical conditions to be cared for. In the current competitive market of health care services, it is essential to provide innovative services. Providing telemedicine (TM) to our patient population will set the hospital apart from all other NICUs in our market. This NICU will be the first Level II or III NICU to provide TM services not only in the hospital system but also for the surrounding NICUs in the Northeast Region of Texas.

To care for newborns with complex medical conditions or unanticipated medical complications it is necessary to expand current services that allow our facility to provide advanced critical services to reduce the risk of transport of critically ill infants and to provide family-centered care for our infants and their families. The goal of this project is to provide TM Neonatal Neurology services to infants receiving Total Body Cooling (TBC) for hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy (HIE) requiring neurological consultation or requiring electroencephalogram (EEG).

Date of publication

Spring 4-22-2024

Document Type

MSN Capstone Project



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MSN Adminstration