Neonatology

Head prof. Rasa Tamelienė, MD, PhD
Address: Eivenių Str. 2, LT-50161, Kaunas 
Phone: +37037326194
E-mail: neonatologijos.klinika@kaunoklinikos.lt

Department is the part of the Kaunas Center of Perinatology.
The Department of Neonatology receives difficult newborns from Kaunas, Klaipėda, and Šiauliai regions. Here get the newborns those who are premature, severely or morbidly underweight, born to Rh-sensitized or diabetic mothers, or have congenital or acquired infection. The Department provides surgical and neurosurgical treatment of neonatal disorders, and cardiosurgery for patent ductus arteriosus.
It consists of Neonatal Resuscitation and Intensive Care Unit, the Department of Neonatology, and the Neonatal Development Monitoring room. Within one year, the Department treats ca. 3,500 neonates; of these, ca. 500 are treated in the Neonatal Resuscitation and Intensive Care Unit.
Healthy newborns receive significant attention as well. The Department promotes family-oriented care, and it has the title of a Baby-Friendly Hospital since 2005.

Each year, ca. 400 LUHS students – including ca. 40 foreign students - undergo training at the Department of Neonatology: The teaching personnel of the Department deliver lectures and organize seminars, tutorials, and practical classes. The pedagogues are continuously improving their qualification at clinical and educational scientific conferences in Portugal, Argentina, Australia, Great Britain, South Africa, and Germany, and also during traineeship in Swedish Lund and Karolinska University Hospitals, the US Chicago Illinois University Hospital, and Gregorio Maranon University Hospital in Madrid, Spain.
The employees of the Department also share their experience with Lithuanian and foreign physicians and nurses by organizing scientific-practical conferences, seminars, refresher courses, and traineeship. The majority of the personnel of the Department are members of the Lithuanian Neonatology Association and the Lithuanian Society of Pediatricians.

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