Evaluating thermoregulation capabilities of newborn hybrid
incubators based on technology, testing and track record.
This white paper contains several substantial claims and additional information on the clinical research:
Giraffe OmniBed provides thermal and physiological stability across bed states3, Improvements of at least 15% in clinical outcomes (such as body temperature4, growth velocity, weight stabilization) and offers 0.49 degrees higher temperature during intrahospital transport (Giraffe OmniBed without power)5
3 -M. Gaylord, L. Mefford, J. Stafano, K. Leef, L. Lynam. “An Evaluation of a New Device in Maintaining Thermal and Physiological Homeostasis in Human Newborns”. NANN, 2001
2. 4-Kim SM et al. Improved care and growth outcomes by using hybrid humidified incubators in very preterm infant. Pediatrics 125(1), 137-145, 2010
5- F. Loersch, M Schindler, K. Starr of GE Healthcare, J. Moore, L Lynam Bayne. “Risk Factors for intra-hospital transport of newborn patients: A new solution to an old problem”. Journal of Neonatal Nursing (2011) 17, 203-214