The Lifetherm resuscitation unit has been specially designed to meet the needs of the baby as well as the operating staff. It gives a conductive heat by way of a heated gel mattress as well as a swiveling, fast-response radiant heater. The baby's skin temperature is monitored and displayed, and the unit features an integrated examination lamp. The height of the unit can be adjusted quietly up to 30 cm by using an electric footswitch control on either side of the bed, and the bed can be tilted gently by using the corresponding button. Control panels and ventilators can be attached with the aid of trays that are provided with the resuscitation unit.