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GE Healthcare is Bronze Partner of EFCNIThe European Foundation for the Care of Newborn Infants (EFCNI) is the first pan-European organisation and network to represent the interests of preterm and newborn infants and their families. It brings together parents, healthcare experts from different disciplines, and scientists with the common goal of improving long-term health of preterm and newborn children. EFCNI’s vision is to ensure the best start in life for every baby.
Evaluating thermoregulation capabilities of newborn hybrid incubators based on technology, testing and track record.
This white paper contains several substantial claims and additional information on the clinical research:
Giraffe OmniBed provides thermal and physiological stability across bed states3, Improvements of at least 15% in clinical outcomes (such as body temperature4, growth velocity, weight stabilization) and offers 0.49 degrees higher temperature during intrahospital transport (Giraffe OmniBed without power)5
3 -M. Gaylord, L. Mefford, J. Stafano, K. Leef, L. Lynam. "An Evaluation of a New Device in Maintaining Thermal and Physiological Homeostasis in Human Newborns". NANN, 2001
2. 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- 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
Thermal Protection of the Premature Infant
Summary: Where are we now and where should we
Robin B. Dail, PhD, RN, FAAN Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs & Professor University of South Carolina, College of Nursing
This document shows thermal physiology in the premature infant, mechanisms of heat loss, and provide a review of the way we control the thermal environment of the premature infant.
This is an excellent educational piece that addresses key concepts to provide the clinician with guidance for considerations that must be taken when managing individual patient thermal needs.