Neonatal Care Incubator
An apparatus used to maintain environmental conditions suitable for a new born baby, mostly for premature babies, with the following functions:
• Oxygenation – Infant respiratory distress syndrome is one of the main causes of infant mortality. Oxygenation or the supply of oxygen to the lungs, is done through head hood, nasal cannula, C-PAP (Continuous Positive Airway Pressure) through oxygen by head.
• Observation – Modern neonatal intensive care involves sophisticated measurement of temperature, blood pressure, respiration, cardiac function and brain activity. Timely readings of these devices can be viewed and recorded from outside, without disturbing the baby.
• Keeping an ambient environment for the baby, free from infection, noise, drafts and excessive handling.
• Provision of nutrition through intravenous catheters or nasal gastric tubes
• Administration of medication