Care for Smaller, Sicker Babies

# Equipment  Features/Purpose  Advantages
1 Comprehensive ventilators Precision gas delivery system supplies accurate volumes. Precise flow metering. Active exhalation valve encourages ventilatory synchrony. Protects the premature infant’s fragile pulmonary system.
2 CPAP ventilator Ventilator provides nasal continuous positive airway pressure. Prevents reintubation.
3 Physiologic monitors Bedside monitors for heart, respiration, blood pressure and saturation levels. Portable, modular, adaptable at bedside.
4 Omnibeds For babies weighing less than 800 grams or critically ill full-term babies. Bed can be “closed” or can open to a radiant warmer when caregivers need full access to baby. Phototherapy lights, humidity control, procedure light, scale. Creates the most developmentally supportive micro-environment available. Eliminates stress of moving infants from bed to bed.
5 Incubators

Double-walled and capable of providing humidified environment for the stable and growing premature baby. Scale and phototherapy lights. Ideal healing environment for intensively ill infants.
6 NIRS (Near Infrared Spectroscopy) Measures continuous oxygen levels in the brain, kidneys, and intestines. Enables proactive treatment before problems arise.
7 Brain Cooling The cool cap device is used to cool the infant’s brain. Provides hypothermia and reduces potential brain damage to infants born with perinatal depression.
8 Syringe infusion pumps Micro-infusion of calculated drips and small-volume infusions. Precision and control.
9 Digital Echo Images of cardiac studies can be transmitted digitally for accurate and timely diagnosis of heart defects in newborns. Enables real-time cardiac consultations with pediatric cardiologists.
11 Oscillator ventilators For very premature and very ill full-term babies. Oscillator keeps lungs open with constant positive pressure and vibrates the air at a very high rate. Vibration helps gases to quickly diffuse in and out of baby’s airways without need for a “bellows” action that may damage delicate lung structures. Allows early, lung-protective intervention in treatment of respiratory failure.
11 Brain monitor Detects changes and abnormalities in the cerebral function of neonates at bedside. Provides real-time neurological information in NICU 24/7.
12 Transport incubator and ventilator Oscillator capability as well as nitric-oxide delivery system. Like a small, self-contained intensive-care unit on wheels.
13 Radiant warmers Open bed provides continuous heat to very unstable or extremely premature babies. Open warmer allows caregivers easy access to the baby from all sides.
14 Retinal imaging system Digital imaging and tracking system for staging and zoning of retinopathy of prematurity and other pediatric eye diseases. Mobile system, entire exam in just a few minutes (as few as 5 photos).
15 Hearing screeners Universal screening for hearing deficits. Screens both ears at same time.
16 Breast pumps Two-phase pumping system allows mothers to provide expressed breast milk (gold standard for feeding practice). Initial, rapid rhythm slows to deeper rhythm for efficient milk expression.