More than just convenient. It’s clinically proven.

Continuity is critical when it comes to intra-hospital transport. In fact, it’s recommended that every neonatal unit have temperature protocols in place1 to keep care at the same standard as in the NICU1,2,3. The Giraffe Shuttle satisfies these needs.
  • Improves clinical outcomes by at least 15%4

    Accessorize the Giraffe Shuttle and Giraffe beds or Panda Warmers with the tools you need to give you even more control—and improve clinical outcomes like body temperature, growth velocity, ventilator use, chronic lung disease, weight stabilization, and more.
  • Helps reduce infant stress

    The Giraffe Shuttle, in tandem with the Giraffe beds or Panda Warmer, eliminates bed-to-bed transitions. And fewer transitions mean less stress on the baby—because it helps them maintain more stable thermoregulation and Physiological stability.10
  • Helps reduce transport risk factors

    Using the Giraffe Shuttle with the Giraffe Omnibed resulted in an average temperature of 0.49ºC higher than infants transported with conventional transport incubators. 4 With higher average temperatures than conventional transport incubators—you no longer need to choose between the negative effects of bed transfers or the risk of cold stress or hypothermia9
  • Power Is on standby. Always.

    Breathe easier knowing you’ve got power on the go with the Giraffe Shuttle. A convenient accessory for Giraffe beds or Panda Warmers, it gives you auxiliary power that lasts for up to 45 minutes. This lets you keep newborns warm, happy and undisturbed during transport throughout the hospital.

Helping you create a safer transport environment for neonates means a better bottom line.

Because traditional intra-hospital transport methods may be costing more than you think. Morbidity and mortality rates related to neonatal transport are directly correlated to the drop in temperature. Because body temperature11 and physiologic stability of the infant can be compromised during the transport period, it’s important especially in the care of ELGAN, to keep bed transfers to a minimum.
  • Bed transfers contribute to lower admission temperatures5,6
  • Lower admission temperatures contribute to higher infection rates7
  • Infection treatment leads to higher cost8

*Incubators and warmers compatible with the Giraffe Shuttle include: Giraffe OmniBed Carestation, Giraffe Incubator Carestation, Giraffe Warmer, Panda Warmer, Giraffe Incubator and Giraffe OmniBed

1. - W. Alan Hodson, in Avery's Diseases of the Newborn (Tenth Edition), 2018

2. Are you satisfied with your outcomes? Or do you feel they can be better?


4. Kim SM et al. Improved care and growth outcomes by using hybrid humidified incubators in very preterm infant. Pediatrics 125(1), 137-145, 2010

5. Nedrelow J, Bloom BT, and Clark RH. Admission temperature is an independent predictor of survival for infants born between 24-29 weeks gestation. Pediatric Academic Society Meeting, 5/7/2007, E-PAS2007:617934.25.

6. Bhatt DH, Carlos CG, Parikh AN, White R, Seri I, and Ramanathan R. Prevalence of transitional hypothermia in newborn infants on admission to newborn intensive care units. Pediatric Academic Society Meeting, 5/7/2007, E-PAS2007:617933.23. • From 24 to 29 weeks…temperature had an independent effect on survival. For each degree change there was an increase in survival by approximately 10%.

7. Laptook AR, Salhab W, Bhaskar B and Neonatal Research Network. Admission temperature of low birthweight infants: Predictors and associated morbidities. Pediatrics 2007; 119:e643-e649. • Admission temperature was inversely related to…late-onset sepsis (11% increase per 1°C decrease).

8. Payne et al , 2004. Marginal Increase in Cost and Excess Length of Stay Associated With Nosocomial Bloodstream Infections in Surviving Very Low Birthweight Infants, Pediatrics, Vol 114, No2. • Nosocomial Infections have the greatest impact on overall cost for very low birthweight Infants.

9 F. Loersch, M Schindler, K. Starr of GE Healthcare, J. Moore, L Lynam Bayne. “Risk Factors for intra-hospital transport of newborn patients: A new solution to an old problem”. Journal of Neonatal Nursing (2011) 17, 203-214

10. Snug as a bug. Evaluating thermoregulation capabilities of newborn hybrid incubators based technology, testing and track record, white paper

11.Viera ALP, N. do Santos AM, Okayama MK, Miyoshi MH, de Almeida MFB and Guinsburg R. Factors associated with clinical complications during intra-hospital transports in a neonatal unit in Brazil. Journal of Tropical Pediatrics, 12/2010