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  • CARE OF CHILD IN INCUBATOR
  • INCUBATOR “Incubare” latin = to lie on A microenvironment to place newborns who are at high risk, for maintenance of temperature and humidity.
  • PURPOSES  Maintenance of thermo neutral ambient temperature.  Provision of desired humidity and oxygenation.  Observation of very sick neonates.  Isolation of newborn babies from infection, unfavorable external
  • INDICATION  Premature babies  Babies with low birth weight (<1500gm)  Hypothermic child (<320C)  Sick children  Also used in case of transportation of babies from one hospital to another.  Also used to shift babies within the hospital for various investigations. E.g, CT Scan and MRI.
  • TYPES 1. Portable 2. Standard
  • PARTS OF AN INCUBATOR Hood / canopy Cabinet Access panel Mattress Arm port holes Bassinet Latch release        Control panel Oxygen inlet Thermostat Air inlet filter Access port Caster lock Levers
  • DISPLAY  Air temperature  Patient temperature  Control temperature
  • PROCEDURE 1. 2. Warm and oxygenate the incubator as you receive the message of expected arrival of neonate, generally 10-15 minutes earlier. Check the physician’s order. 3. Explain the needs of incubator care to the parents of neonate. 4. Adjust the incubation parameters and maintain, follow the chart. 5. Remove the cloths of the neonate and place inside the incubator.
  • 6. Provide meticulous care as long neonate remains inside. 7. Continue care through port hole. 8. Report to the doctor if baby is not maintaining the temperature, generally after two abnormal readings. 9. Do not bring the neonate out without justifiable cause. 10. Document time and condition of the neonate
  • NURSING CARE OF CHILD
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