Neonatology is diseases of newborn infants. The Department of Neonatology is a department for newborn infants with special needs for treatment, care or observation.
Care and treatment of premature babies are organised to maximise the chance of survival and minimise the risk of disabilities. The assessment of whether it is reasonable to provide life-sustaining treatment is based on the child’s current disorder, development opportunities and the situation of the family. The child is regarded as an independent human being and as the natural focus for care, nursing and treatment.
Parental care for the child is a natural part of the care. Care for parents, siblings and perhaps other family members is concentrated on supporting and developing the function of the family. Individual, considerate care and treatment of high professional and human quality is provided in an environment characterised by sincerity, trust and respect. Great emphasis is placed on consistent care and treatment. The process from before birth to outpatient check up is regarded as a single course. Emphasis is on constructive cross-disciplinary cooperation and on successful cooperation with other departments at the hospital, other hospitals as well as the primary sector and patient associations.Care and treatment are developed critically in order to always meet the needs for highly specialised treatment in Denmark. Research of international standard is carried out for essential areas within neonatology.The department offers education and training for all relevant specialist groups at the highest national level. Employees can develop professionally and personally through education/training and guidance, and by taking part in development and research projects.Emphasis is on developing the best possible physical and psychological working environment. The department aims to recruit and retain the best employees.Work is carried out with the least possible resource usage.The Department of Neonatology is open and transparent for users and the openness is only limited by considerations of confidentiality.
The department cares for and treats severely ill newborns and children up to the age of 1.
The department provides all types of intensive care including:
The department also provides special neonatology care and treatment for children born at Rigshospitalet.
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The department contributes to courses in basic newborn resuscitation (see link) and acute treatment of children at the Juliane Marie Centre, advanced newborn resuscitation for the Capital Region of Denmark, and European Paediatric Life Support courses in Denmark.
Pregraduate education programmeMedical students, student nurses and midwifery students
Postgraduate education programmes for physiciansMedical specialists in pediatrics (6 per year) and specialists in neonatology (1-3 per year). The department is taking part in European online training in neonatology.
Postgraduate education programme for nursesThe Department of Neonatology has its own formal education programme in neonatology and participates in intensive specialist training and pediatric specialist training.
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