The content for the NicuApp was originally produced in the early 1990's and has evolved over many years. The many editions have been produced with critical input from a comprehensive range of sub specialties within the Evelina Children's Hospital. This wealth of clinical experience has now been converted into an accessible digital format and put in the palm of your hand.
Over recent years it has become increasingly important to follow evidence based guidelines and practice in neonatal care. The range and complexity of drug and infusion calculations has increased making it difficult for the clinician. The NicuApp makes it easy to make rapid and accurate calculations without distracting from the direct care of the infant.
Calculation of drug and infusion doses can be time consuming and complex. The NicuApp allows users to define their own patient parameters with calculations being based on gestation, age and weight. This not only saves time, but ensures accuracy, thereby reducing the risk of drug error.
The NicuApp allows physicians and nurses to rapidly look up evidence based guidelines relevant to the care of infants. The management of a specific condition, an explanation of how to carry out a practical procedure or reference ranges for biophysical parameters. All this information is available by the cot side without the need for an internet connection.
The NicuApp makes it easy to reference suggested neonatal guidelines; calculate drug and infusion doses; along with procedural and physiological parameter calculations. A comprehensive handheld tool for medical and nursing staff of all levels.
The App is not a substitute for clinical judgement or institutional policies, thus it should complement and not replace normal procedures for making clinical decisions.
We hope you enjoy using the NicuApp!
The development of the NicuApp was made possible by a generous donation from the Evelina Children's Hospital Appeal.
We would like to thank all the staff on the neonatal unit and Evelina Children's Hospital that contributed to the creation of the copyright that forms such an important part of this App.
The algorithms and guidelines were written by Dr Grenville Fox, Consultant Neonatologist at Evelina Children's Hospital, London, and Dr Hammad Khan, Consultant Neonatologist at Evelina Children's Hospital, London.
The software and technology was designed, developed and managed by UBQO Limited, www.ubqo.com.