Neonatal Procedures

The fellow during the NICU rotation or on-call is expected to perform all these procedures during their fellowship. The fellow is initially supervised by the attending Neonatologists and, if they can perform satisfactorily, they are allowed to perform these alone and/or to supervise the residents in these procedures. Since the attendings are actively involved in NICU rounds and on in-house call, they have close contact with the fellow and can judge their performance. These are part of the fellow's every 3 month evaluation.

Years '89 '90 '91 '92 '93 '94 '95 '96 '97
Cardiac                  
Cardiac Echo 99 118 90 85 103 64 97 78 87
EKG 52 58 38 49 47 21 37 46 44
                   
Hematologic                  
Blood Culture 294 355 388 344 441 404 393 405 398
Exchange (double vol) 6 8 5 3 2 20 0 1 0
Partial Exchange 19 16 15 10 16 15 21 12 16
Peripheral Line 28 32 28 26 23 35 41 52 42
Umbilical Catheter: UAC 261 245 268 203 198 204 183 150 155
UVC 241 253 253 211 221 222 220 196 193
                   
Neurologic                  
Cranial Ultrasound 274 315 355 287 269 262 259 237 221
CT Scan 38 40 34 44 38 38 33 29 33
EEG 40 39 29 31 23 28 30 31 29
NMR 3 5 9 13 9 6 8 9 8
                   
Nuclear Medicine                  
Nuclear Med Scans 8 11 14 21 10 3 7 19 8
                   
Radiologic                  
Abdominal/
Renal Ultrasound
57 95 111 107 124 94 123 114 107
Barium Enema 22 20 17 16 6 6 7 4 4
Upper GI 22 20 19 21 15 6 17 3 1
VCUG 3 2 0 13 9 18 8 7 1
                   
Respiratory/
Surgery
                 
CPAP 112 113 132 118 152 163 165 142 150
ECMO (referred) 3 0 0 3 1 2 1 0 1
High Frequency Ventilation 1 12 11 26 37 59 38 64 54
Surfactants 16 50 70 54 53 75 53 77 63
Surgeries 162 152 192 210 190 142 200 214 205
Ventilation 202 211 194 170 150 155 129 146 137