Giraffe Omni bed incubator and standard regular incubator
Infants should be nursed in the neutral thermal environment and have a core body temperature between
36.5 – 37.2 degrees Celsius. The neutral thermal environment is the temperature range where heat
production is at the minimum needed to maintain normal body temperature. It depends on Birthweight,
postnatal age, and whether the infant is clothed or naked.
Because heat production requires oxygen consumption and glucose use, persistent hypothermia may deplete
these stores, leading to metabolic acidosis, hypoglycaemia, decreased surfactant production, increased
caloric requirements, and if chronic, impaired weight gain. Infants lose heat through conduction, convection,
radiation and evaporation.
Nursing care is critical in supporting thermoregulation through ongoing assessments and environmental
interventions to decrease heat loss for the infant being cared for in an incubator.
WE HAVE A FLEET OF 18 INCUBATORS TO SUPPORT OUR NICU PATIENTS.