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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Student nurse Bryony Whitehead wants to buy stockings and gifts for families who need the support of a South Wales special care baby unit
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