Welcome to Evanston Hospital’s Infant Special Care Unit (ISCU)! You will work with other residents, fellows, and attendings to provide care to premature neonates and neonates with varying illnesses. You will attend high-risk deliveries and practice resuscitation skills in order to become competent in NRP (Neonatal Resuscitation Program).


Before Your Rotation

  • Review the Goals and Objectives
  • All oncoming team members must receive verbal patient sign-out from the outgoing team on their new patients; you should also review the off-service notes in Epic by the outgoing residents


  • Rotation available to 2 senior residents (PL-2 and PL-3s)
  • You will be on a Q4 call system (sharing with your co-senior, NICU fellows, and NICU attendings)
  • On call days, arrive at 7AM for sign-out and leave by 11AM the following day after completion of rounds and clinical duties

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Carry patients as primary resident
  • Data gathering and examine patients with pre-rounding
  • Participate in rounds
  • Help carry out patient care plans
  • Supervise and teach medical students and Sub-interns
  • Sign out thoroughly and appropriately to NICU fellows and attendings who cover overnight


NorthShore Evanston Hospital

Evanston ISCU is located on 2nd floor of NorthShore Evanston Hospital. Take Elevator J in the Women’s hospital to the second floor.


Comer NICU Handbook
Essentials of Neonatology, written by Dr. MacKendrick (division head of NICU at NorthShore)