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Research in Pediatrics & Neonatology

Comparative Trial between Neonatal Intensive Care Incubator, Neonatal Laminar Flow Unit and Radiant Warmer

*Corresponding author: José Maria rodriguez Perez, Head of the International Neonatal Neurodevelopment Center, Brazil

Submission: September 25, 2017; Published: November 01, 2017

DOI: 10.31031/RPN.2017.01.000504

ISSN : 2576-9200
Volume1 Issue1


Aim: This was a trial to compare three equipment, intensive care incubator, laminar flow unit and radiant warmer; to care newborns using six items with an objective punctuation

Methods: We enrolled infants 71 born at up to 38 weeks of gestation until 42 weeks, which were distributed 29 newborns used intensive care incubators, 28 newborns used laminar flow unit and 14 newborns used radiant warmer. We have evaluated six items:

a. The speed of recovery of body temperature of newborns in use of the three equipment

b. Bacteria contamination level in the microenvironment inside the three equipment

c. Humidity level in the microenvironment inside of the three equipment

d. Easy access to the care of the newborn in use of the three equipment

e. Level noise of the microenvironment in the three equipment

f. Spent time for terminal disinfection of the three devices

According to the result obtained we assign the value 0 to worse result, 1 to intermediate result and 2 to better result found in the evaluation of the three equipment

Results: In total punctuation we had 3 points to intensive care incubators, 8 points to radiant warmer and 9 points to laminar flow unit.

Conclusion: In this analysis, the equipment with the best results to care newborns was the neonatal laminar flow unit and the worst result was neonatal intensive care incubator.

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