What role do RNs and LPNs play in caring for my baby in the NICU?

Registered nurses (RNs) -- often referred to as staff nurses -- are the caregivers you interact with most during your baby’s stay in the newborn intensive care unit (NICU). They perform and coordinate the many tasks of caring for your baby, including those ordered by the physicians. Staff nurses closely monitor your baby’s progress and usually have the most recent information about your baby’s care. They’re also a big help in showing you how to care for your baby.

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