The typical incubator used for premature babies has a number of standard features today that help to make it a great choice to provide care for premature infants. They have access ports so that the caretaker will still be able to access the baby, despite the fact that the infant is in a regulated and controlled environment. There are a number of different types of monitors attached to the incubator as well, and these feature alarms to alert you if there is something amiss.
How infant incubators work
The closed model infant incubator will have doors and ports on it, which will allow people to access the baby and to set up all of the monitoring equipment. These types of incubators will handle the regulation of the temperature and the humidity, and they will filter the air. An open incubator on the other hand does not have a closed chamber. In order to keep the incubator at the right temperature, users will need to employ heat lamps.
About infant incubators
An infant incubator is an enclosure that is able to provide a safe and specialized environment in order to keep infants safe and healthy, and to allow for care and observation. There are several types of infant incubators available that serve slightly different purposes. The incubator is able to keep the temperature and the humidity stable and at a proper level for the premature babies. It also greatly limits the chance of an infection. These are most often found on maternity wards and neonatal intensive care units. Transport incubators are used to move the infant between locations, such as from one hospital to another.
Infant Incubator Applications
Low birth weight
Infant Respiratory Distress Syndrome
Observation of temperature, cardiac function, brain activity, and oxygen
Protection from cold temperature, infection, and handling