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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  • Anemia

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

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  • Apnea of Prematurity

    Includes definition of apnea of prematurity, causes of apnea of prematurity, potential problems, monitoring, and treatment.

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  • Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia (BPD)

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

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  • Developmental Care

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

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  • Gastroesophageal Reflux (GERD)

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

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  • Gestational Diabetes (GD)

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

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  • 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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  • Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy (HIE)

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

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  • Hypoxic Respiratory Failure (HRF)

    Includes explanation of breathing trouble, causes of HRF, treatment, monitoring, and expectations.

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  • 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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  • Intraventricular Hemorrhage (IVH)

    Includes explanation of IVH, causes, diagnosis, treatment, monitoring, and expectations.

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  • Jaundice

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

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  • Meconium Aspiration Syndrome (MAS)

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

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  • Necrotizing Enterocolitis (NEC)

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

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  • Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS)

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

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  • Neonatal Seizures (NS)

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

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  • Newborn Screening

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

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  • Nutrition in the NICU

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

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  • Osteopenia

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

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  • Patent Ductus Arteriosus (PDA)

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

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  • Persistent Pulmonary Hypertension of the Newborn (PPHN)

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

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  • Respiratory Distress Syndrome (RDS)

    Includes explanation of breathing trouble, definition of RDS, causes of RDS, treatment, monitoring, and expectations.

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  • Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV)

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

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  • 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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  • 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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  • Spontaneous Intestinal Perforation (SIP)

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

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  • Transient Tachypnea of the Newborn (TTN)

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

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  • Understanding Blood Transfusions

    This guide will help you understand what a blood transfusion is, why one may be needed, and what the different types of blood transfusions are.

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  • 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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  • Understanding Feeding Tubes

    This guide will help you understand what feeding tubes are, how they are placed, and why they are needed.

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  • Understanding Hypothermia as a Treatment for Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy

    This guide provides definitions of hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy and hypothermia and explains how hypothermia therapy is done.

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  • 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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  • Understanding Vaccinations

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

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  • 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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  • Your Late Preterm Baby

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

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