The NICU Parent Book provides valuable information that walks new parents through their NICU journey. It provides suggestions for ways that parents can take care of their baby while they are in the NICU and gives them the tools for what to expect after being discharged from Bronson.
The relaxation mirrored bubble tube rover provides multiple sensory options to help distract children by providing them with something calming and interesting to focus on. These options include a projector on top of the machine with hundreds of slide show images to choose from, soothing music, bubbles, and fiber optics.
The rover is a great asset for surgical pediatric patients to ease them from their anesthesia or sedation. It is also an asset for our pediatric special needs patients as well as for our pediatric patients in Outpatient Testing, Rehab and the Emergency Department.
Camp Bronson is a place in Bronson Children's Hospital where a child can play, dream and explore. With the fun camp theme, it allows a child to have a comforting distraction from the hospital setting.
Surgery animals are provided to every child who undergoes a surgery at Bronson. These fluffy friends comfort children before and after their treatment. They are also a fun distraction from all the happenings of the hospital. When they are discharged, their new friend goes home with them.
Each year at Bronson, over 700 babies begin their life in the Bronson Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. This can be a stressful and unexpected time for new parents and family members. NicView cameras are installed on every isolette in the NICU and allow anyone with login credentials to tune in to see their little one from anywhere in the world.
Vein Visualization Device
In an effort to reduce the amount of invasive procedures that babies in the Bronson Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, donors saw the effort to utilize philanthropic efforts to support a Vein Visualization Device. This device assists staff with finding the best veins for IV starts and blood draws. Also known as vein mapping, this technology creates a real-time visual “map” of the veins on the surface of the skin. Cammy Fraaza, Bronson’s Manager of Nursing, NICU shares that “the portable ultrasound machine for the NICU has been a tremendous tool for the staff in minimizing needle pokes. This ultrasound machine has also proven to be useful for our Pediatric Surgeons.” Thank you to the following donors for their generous support:
- Dorothy U. Dalton Foundation
- Ben and Robin Ipema
- Miller Johnson Attorneys
- Kenneth and Susan Taft
- Logan and Josh Thomas Family Fund
- Kevin and Sherry VanDam