NICU Parent Education Resources

To help you and your NICU team talk to parents about their newborns’ conditions and treatments, Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals has developed these education resources.

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  • Anatomical Image Library

    Download an Anatomical Image Library that features 38 different images, including brain, heart, lungs, full body, and more.

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  • NICU-PET Printed Materials Kit

    If you're a current Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals customer, you can request this kit, which includes 25-sheet tearpads of several educational handouts (available individually below). Contact your Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals representative to find out what materials will best serve your needs.

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  • Individual NICU-PET Handouts

    Download various handouts that address specific neonatal conditions, as well as provide information on parents’ questions and concerns. Select the specific handout below for more information and to download.

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  • Equipment-in-the-NICU

    Understanding Equipment in the NICU

    This review of the most common equipment found in the NICU will help you familiarize yourself with their function and importance.

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  • PVL-English

    Understanding Periventricular Leukomalacia (PVL)

    This guide is intended to provide information about PVL, which may be helpful as you talk to your baby’s doctor about central nervous system health.

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  • Vaccinations

    Understanding Vaccinations

    Vaccinations save lives. Learn this important information, and talk to your baby’s doctor about vaccination schedules.

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  • Infant-Transport

    Infant Transport

    Understand why an infant may need to be transported, steps that occur prior to infant transport, and care received during transport.

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  • PPHN

    Persistent Pulmonary Hypertension of the Newborn (PPHN)

    Includes the definition of PPHN, symptoms, causes, diagnosis, treatment, and expectations.

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  • BPD

    Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia (BPD)

    Includes the definition of BPD, causes, risk factors, diagnosis, treatment, and expectations.

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  • RDS

    Respiratory Distress Syndrome (RDS)

    Includes explanation of breathing trouble, definition of RDS, causes of RDS, treatment, how to monitor, and expectations.

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  • HRF

    Hypoxic Respiratory Failure (HRF)

    Includes explanation of breathing trouble, causes of HRF, treatment, how to monitor, and expectations.

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  • Jaundice

    Jaundice

    Includes definition of jaundice, causes of bilirubin buildup, potential problems, treatment, and expectations.

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  • ROP

    Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP)

    Includes definition of ROP, how ROP is diagnosed, what happens during an eye exam, stages of ROP, treatment, and expectations.

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  • PDA

    Patent Ductus Arteriosus (PDA)

    Includes definition of ductus arteriosus, definition of PDA, treatment options, and expectations.

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  • Apnea-of-Prematurity

    Apnea of Prematurity

    Includes definition of apnea of prematurity, causes of apnea of prematurity, potential problems, how to monitor, and treatment.

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  • NEC

    Necrotizing Enterocolitis (NEC)

    Includes definition of necrotizing enterocolitis, causes of NEC, symptoms, treatment, and expectations.

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  • Sepsis

    Sepsis in Newborns

    Includes definition of sepsis, risk factors of early onset sepsis and late onset sepsis, symptoms, treatment, and expectations.

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  • IVH

    Intraventricular Hemorrhage (IVH)

    Includes explanation of IVH, causes, diagnosis, treatment, how to monitor, and expectations.

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  • GERD

    Gastroesophageal Reflux (GERD)

    Includes definition of GERD, causes, symptoms, treatment, and expectations.

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  • RSV

    Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV)

    Includes explanation of RSV, symptoms, complications, prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and expectations.

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  • HIE

    Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy (HIE)

    Includes definition of HIE, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and expectations.

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  • NS

    Neonatal Seizures (NS)

    Includes explanation of NS, causes, diagnosis, treatment, and expectations.

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  • TTN

    Transient Tachypnea of the Newborn (TTN)

    Includes definition of TTN, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and expectations.

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  • Nutrition

    Nutrition in the NICU

    Includes explanation and next steps associated with oral nutrition, enteral nutrition, and total parental nutrition (TPN).

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  • NAS

    Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS)

    Includes definition of NAS, symptoms, treatment options, and expectations.

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  • GD

    Gestational Diabetes (GD)

    Includes definition of GD, causes, potential risks, and expectations.

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  • Your-Late-Preterm-Baby

    Your Late Preterm Baby

    Learn how to care for late preterm infants (LPIs), including spotting possible medical complications.

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  • Communication

    How to Communicate With Your Baby’s Care Team

    Review tips to communicate clearly and effectively with your baby’s NICU team.

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  • Home

    When Will We Go Home?

    Understand the criteria used to evaluate whether your baby is ready to be discharged from care.

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  • Anemia

    Anemia

    Learn about the causes of anemia, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment.

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  • Developmental-Care

    Developmental Care

    Includes an overview of developmental care, tips on interacting with baby, and Kangaroo Care.

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  • Newborn-Screening

    Newborn Screening

    Understand the purpose of newborn screening, key screening categories, and how screenings are performed.

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  • MAS

    Meconium Aspiration Syndrome (MAS)

    Includes definition of MAS, causes, symptoms, risk factors, diagnosis, treatment, and expectations.

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  • SIP

    Spontaneous Intestinal Perforation (SIP)

    Includes definition of SIP, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and expectations.

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  • Osteopenia

    Osteopenia

    Includes definition of Osteopenia, causes, symptoms, treatment, complications, and expectations.

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