Search Tag: Neonatal

ICU Management

Clothing in NICU may Spread Respiratory Infections

2015 28 Aug

New research shows that respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) can be detected from the clothes worn by caregivers/visitors who are visiting infants in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). The finding was presented at the International Conference on Emerging and Infectious Diseases in Atlanta, Georgia.  RSV is the leading cause of childhood respiratory... Read more

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86th NNIW – Protein in Neonatal and Infant Nutrition Recent Updates

2015 27 Jul

150 nutrition experts and key opinion leaders in the field of pediatrics from 26 countries gathered in China in May 24-27th to share their views and opinions on “Protein in Neonatal and Infant Nutrition: Recent Updates”. This 86th Nestle Nutrition Institute workshop brought together world-leading experts to discuss the new development in protein in... Read more

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Telemedicine First in Neonatal ICU

2015 05 Jul

A Children's Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) study, published in the Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare, shows that robot-assisted telemedicine could be used to perform bedside rounds and direct daily care for infants with mild-to-moderate disease. Researchers found no significant differences in patient outcomes when telemedicine — with real-time audio... Read more

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The TYKS Neonatal ICU Deploys Ascom Alert Messaging Solution

2015 22 Jun

The neonatal intensive care unit at Turku University Hospital (TYKS) has deployed the Unite Cardiomax solution, provided by Ascom Miratel, with the goal of promoting a safer patient environment for newborns who require a hospital stay. The Unite Cardiomax solution integrates with the hospital’s patient monitoring system to send alarm messages to a caregivers’... Read more

IMAGING Management

#ECR2015: Agfa HealthCare Launches MUSICA for Neonatal

2015 10 Feb

Agfa HealthCare launches MUSICA for Neonatal at ECR 2015, as part of its efforts to drive X-ray dose down further, "because life is precious"Technology improvements to gold standard image processing software include more detail in a single neonatal image and confident, comfortable readingFully automatic and exam-independent, MUSICA provides consistently... Read more

ICU Management

Neonatal ICU: New Technology Helping Babies Progress Faster

2015 09 Jan

Cedars-Sinai Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, part of the Maxine Dunitz Children’s Health Center, is using new devices to personalise the nutritional care of premature babies for more rapid and healthier weight gain. In addition to improving nutrition, Cedars-Sinai is also using new specially designed mattresses to help improve sleep patterns and head... Read more

Executive Health Management

Novel ID System Reduces Neonatal ICU Errors

2014 30 Oct

A unique naming system designed to clearly identify newborns without a first name helps reduce confusion and miscommunication in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), according to a recent study. The use of the naming system significantly reduced near-miss wrong-patient orders in the electronic medical record (EMR) by more clearly identifying neonates... Read more

ICU Management

Hamilton C1 Ventilator Now With Neonatal Option

2014 27 Oct

Hamilton Medical has announced that the HAMILTON-C1 ventilator now offers a neonatal option with lung protective  strategies and adaptive ventilation modes to ensure that each baby receives treatment tailored to its specific needs. Requiring minimal space, the HAMILTON‐C1 combines high reliability, ease-of-use and maximum mobility with optimal performance.With... Read more

ICU Management

Hand Washing Plus Gloves Curb Infections

2014 18 Aug

Infections in premature babies may be prevented when attending medical staff wear nonsterile gloves after washing their hands, compared with only hand washing, findings of a new study show. The study involved 120 extremely preterm babies in a neonatal ICU at a particular hospital. These infants were younger than eight days old and weighed less than... Read more

ICU Management

High-Risk Neonatal ICU Installs Carestream’s DRX-Revolution

2013 30 Dec

Crouse Hospital in Syracuse, N.Y., installed a Carestream DRX-Revolution Mobile X-ray System with Carestream’s specialised paediatric software to help enhance care in its neonatal ICU. The mobile system is equipped with Carestream’s wireless, small-format DRX 2530C detector that fits easily into a neonatal incubator X-ray tray. The cesium iodide detector... Read more


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