The Gear Useful in helping Save a Premature Baby’s Existence

 

Life-saving device: Premature babies in Ivano-Frankivsk learn how to breathe on their own

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Rice students develop life-saving infant breathing machine

Video taken from the channel: Rice University


 

Premature babies? What you need to know

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The Computerised Ventilator Helping Newborns To Breathe (2001)

Video taken from the channel: Journeyman Pictures


 

Life-saving clothes for premature babies science

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Premature baby – Home at last! What next?

Video taken from the channel: KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital


 

Wrapping Premature Babies in Plastic Saving Lives?

Video taken from the channel: Sunnybrook Hospital


State-of-the-art equipment like the Giraffe Omnibed provides premature and ill babies with a controlled, stress-reduced environment, much like that of the mother’s womb. The “Golden Hour” is crucial. Care given to a premature newborn in the first hour after birth is.

Endotracheal tube. This small plastic tube is inserted through a baby’s nose or mouth down into the trachea (windpipe). The tube is attached to a ventilator (respirator), which can either help a baby breathe (as in C-PAP) or breathe for her. Here are three pieces of equipment that NICU babies may need: Apnea monitor: Apnea is an interruption in a baby’s breathing for a short period of time.

Many NICU or premature babies have apnea episodes. If your baby has not completely outgrown this problem before discharge, he. The baby MRI: shrinking tech to help save newborn lives Premature babies are at high risk of brain damage – but many are too fragile to make the journey to an MRI machine for a clearer diagnosis. Newborn needs a warm atmosphere in the initial moments of his/her life, therefore radiant warmers are used to maintain the body temperature of newborn infants.

This equipment is used to maintain the body temperature of newborn and limit the metabolism rate. Seeing your baby hooked up to machines and covered with wires can be scary, but the equipment is all there to help your baby get well. NICU equipment can serve many different purposes from monitoring your preemie’s health and vitals to supporting their breathing. The tube is attached to a machine called a mechanical ventilator to help your baby breathe. extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (also called ECMO) — A machine that takes blood out of your baby’s body, puts oxygen into the blood and then sends the blood back into the body. Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (C-PAP) – This method is used for babies who can breathe on their own but need help getting air to their lungs.

Oxygen hood – This a clear plastic box that is placed over the baby’s head and is attached to a tube that pumps oxygen to the baby. New Training Could Save a Premature Baby’s Life. By: Boone County Health Center. While many small town hospitals are no longer able to offer obstetrical (OB) care, Boone County Health Center (BCHC) is leading the state with training that can save the life of a premature baby.

Some babies may need to have a shunt (artificial graft) placed to allow blood to bypass the blockage until the baby is big enough to have the valve repaired or replaced. Patent ductus arteriosus (PDA): PDA is the most common heart problem in premature babies. Before birth, much of a fetus’s blood goes through a passageway (ductus arteriosus.

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Preparations to support such an infant should include the potential to provide nasal continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP), intubation, and surfactant administration as needed.

“Klaus and Fanaroff's Care of the High-Risk Neonate E-Book” by Jonathan M Fanaroff, Avroy A. Fanaroff
from Klaus and Fanaroff’s Care of the High-Risk Neonate E-Book
by Jonathan M Fanaroff, Avroy A. Fanaroff
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2012

Emergency care is directed to ensuring that the newborn breathes well and is kept warm, that the mother is protected from hemorrhage, and that the mother’s privacy is maintained.

“Mosby's Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing & Health Professions” by Mosby, Inc
from Mosby’s Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing & Health Professions
by Mosby, Inc
Elsevier/Mosby, 2013

Durable medical equipment and supplies required for the care of the infant in the home should be delivered to the home before the infant is discharged; parents and care providers should have education in the use of the equipment and ample opportunity to practice.

“Maternity and Women's Health Care E-Book” by Deitra Leonard Lowdermilk, Shannon E. Perry, Mary Catherine Cashion, Kathryn Rhodes Alden
from Maternity and Women’s Health Care E-Book
by Deitra Leonard Lowdermilk, Shannon E. Perry, et. al.
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2014

Even after transporting a baby who was having respiratory problems to the hospital, the parents were often not able to afford a respirator, or an incubator may not have been available for a premature baby.

“Birth Models That Work” by Robbie E. Davis-Floyd, Lesley Barclay, Jan Tritten, Betty-Anne Daviss
from Birth Models That Work
by Robbie E. Davis-Floyd, Lesley Barclay, et. al.
University of California Press, 2009

Many of these infants are stable enough to go home without the use of equipment or monitors, but some of these infants need the assistance of equipment such as cardiac monitors, oxygen, pulse oximetry, or feeding tubes.

“Handbook of Home Health Care Administration” by Harris
from Handbook of Home Health Care Administration
by Harris
Jones & Bartlett Learning, 2015

For an infant being discharged with equipment such as an oxygen tank, apnea monitor, or even a ventilator, discharge planning requires multidisciplinary, collaborative practice to ensure that the family has not only the appropriate resources but also assistance for dealing with the infant’s needs.

“Wong's Nursing Care of Infants and Children E-Book” by Marilyn J. Hockenberry, David Wilson
from Wong’s Nursing Care of Infants and Children E-Book
by Marilyn J. Hockenberry, David Wilson
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2018

Ideally, the parents should bring the equipment to the hospital, or the equipment company can help transport it to the hospital before discharge.

“Comprehensive Neonatal Nursing Care: Fifth Edition” by Carole Kenner, PhD, NNP, FAAN, Judy Wright Lott, DSN, RN, BC-NNP, FAAN
from Comprehensive Neonatal Nursing Care: Fifth Edition
by Carole Kenner, PhD, NNP, FAAN, Judy Wright Lott, DSN, RN, BC-NNP, FAAN
Springer Publishing Company, 2013

A 34-year-old woman at 33 weeks’ gestation was treated with ribavirin inhalation therapy for influenza pneumonia complicated by respiratory failure (4).

“Drugs in Pregnancy and Lactation: A Reference Guide to Fetal and Neonatal Risk” by Gerald G. Briggs, Roger K. Freeman, Sumner J. Yaffe
from Drugs in Pregnancy and Lactation: A Reference Guide to Fetal and Neonatal Risk
by Gerald G. Briggs, Roger K. Freeman, Sumner J. Yaffe
Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2008

A common intervention is use of an electronic fetal heart monitor designed to identify babies in distress.

“Infant and Toddler Development from Conception to Age 3: What Babies Ask of Us” by Mary Jane Maguire-Fong, Marsha Peralta
from Infant and Toddler Development from Conception to Age 3: What Babies Ask of Us
by Mary Jane Maguire-Fong, Marsha Peralta
Teachers College Press, 2018

A neonatal team skilled in assessment and treatment of the newborn should be prepared with equipment necessary to resuscitate the fetus.

“Sheehy's Emergency Nursing E-Book: Principles and Practice” by Emergency Nurses Association, ENA
from Sheehy’s Emergency Nursing E-Book: Principles and Practice
by Emergency Nurses Association, ENA
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2009

Oktay Kutluk

Kutluk Oktay, MD, FACOG is one of the world's foremost experts in fertility preservation as well as ovarian stimulation and in vitro fertilization for infertility treatments. He developed and performed the world's first ovarian transplantation procedures as well as pioneered new ovarian stimulation protocols for embryo and oocyte freezing for breast and endometrial cancer patients.

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  • So you’re essentially experimenting with the lives of incredibly young babies just to prove your theory that they lose less heat when wrapped in plastic. If you think it works, just do it for every premature baby instead of doing a controlled experiment. That’s sounds so unethical.