special care baby unit

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special care baby unit

A neonatal unit in hospital which provides a level of care defined by the British Association of Perinatal Medicine as one in which nurses can be assigned up to 4 babies—i.e., below the intensity of high-dependency care (baby:nurse ratio, 2:1) and intensive care (baby:nurse ratio, 1:1).

special care baby unit

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SCBU

A neonatal intensive care unit.
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The eight-bed special care nursery (neonatal intensive care) which opened in November 1998 as part of the Cecilia Cunningham Box Women's Center now can offer local care for babies born as early as 28 weeks.
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