Sensing a child’s body temperature, infant warmers calibrate to ensure each child remains at the optimum temperature. However, the current machines used can be cumbersome and prevent parents from having physical contact with their baby.
Infant warmers are primarily used in the Newborn Intensive Care Unit, Paediatric Intensive Care Unit, Emergency Department and on the Cardiac Ward. However, since the original warmers were purchased, the technology has significantly improved.
Thanks to the Good Friday Appeal, new infant warmers will place staff and families in closer contact with critically ill infants, and provide all needed resuscitation and care equipment immediately at hand. This will allow for optimal temperature control for the infants, improved ventilation and resuscitation, and reduce the number of days of ventilation. It will also improve the experience for parents by giving them closer contact with their sick baby.
Photo: RCH Melbourne – Creative Studio Photography
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