What is a baby incubator?
Baby incubators are widely used in medical institutions such as paediatric hospitals, neonatal intensive care units and birthing centers. The main purpose is to provide a safe and stable environment for newborns.
The neonatal incubator consists of a rigid box-like casing,Looks like a transparent plastic bed that allows the baby to be placed in a controlled environment for medical care. The incubator has round holes on the side for easy touching of the baby
The incubator may contain an AC powered heater, a fan for circulating heated air, a water container for increasing humidity, a control valve for increasing oxygen, and an inlet for care.
The role and necessity of baby incubators.
Premature babies lack body fat and their ability to regulate body temperature is poor,hypothermia can lead to harmful complications such as tissue hypoxia, hypoglycemia, difficulty breathing, excessive heat loss and impaired growth.
The incubator ensures the ideal environmental conditions for your baby by allowing manual temperature adjustment or automatic adjustment based on changes in the baby’s body temperature.
In addition, the incubator can protects premature babies from infection, allergens, excessive noise or light levels.It regulates air humidity, maintains skin integrity, and even has special lighting to treat common jaundice in newborns.Due to the small environment, closed, some data such as temperature and heart rate can be accurately measured.Insulates outside noise, making it easier for babies to get a full rest.
Type of baby incubator
At present, there are several types of baby incubators mainly used in medical treatment.
Closed box incubators
Open box incubators
The temperature of the incubator can vary depending on the gestational age, the functional status of the baby’s lungs, and other health complications.
With the advancement of neonatal care, the survival rate of premature infants is higher than ever.The incubator is indeed a medical technology advancement that has helped save the lives of many premature babies
The invention of the neonatal incubator is a great achievement, and research continues, further reducing infant mortality.