Welcome to the NICU is nominated for two American Medical Writers Association medical book awards.
In Welcome to the NICU, you'll be taken on a journey through the neonatal intensive care unit, learning about common equipment and procedures to help it all seem a bit less scary. You'll be guided through all the various monitoring equipment, breathing tubes, feeding tubes, and IV lines with simple explanations and full-of-character color illustrations. This book includes helpful information about common procedures and diagnoses, as well as a glossary of 'Doctor Words' with relevant medical terms explained in plain language. This is a comforting book for parents, siblings, and loved ones.
Through science and colorful illustration, this book not only aims to empower patients and their families but is also an enjoyable and educational gift for kids who are curious to learn more about the fascinating world of medicine.
This book was originally created with the support of Dr. Claudia Mueller PhD MD, a pediatric surgeon at Stanford University, and her neonatology colleagues.