Radiant warmer, Biology

Radiant Warmer

A radiant warmer is a device used to maintain the body temperature of the newborn and thus play an essential role in influencing oxygen consumption, apnea and acid base balance.

The infrared heat is preferable because it directly warms the subject without affecting the temperature of intervening environment. Open care system is equipped; with an overhead radiant warmer and skin thermister with servo- control is becoming increasingly popular and preferred aver an isolette incubator because of easy access to infant and less chances of nosocomial infection.

1) Hood - Hood contains the radiant heat panel. The radiant heat panel will automatically turn on and off to maintain the infants temperature as desired by temperature control and thermister attached to the infant.

2) Panels - There are four panels, two sides panels, head and foot panel.

3) Bassinet procedure table - The bassinet may be placed in varying levels of fowlers or trendelenburg position by squeezing the handle under the tabletop.

4) Storage area - Linen and equipment necessary for the individual care of infant may be stored here.

5) Control panel

a) Off-on switch - Turn power on or off.

b) Power light- Amber light illuminated when power is on.

c) Set temperature - Set the temperature between 36" C- 36.5" C radiant energy is maintained at a level that will maintain the desired skin temperature.

Skin sensor probe - It is fixed to the abdominal skin midway between umbilicus and xiphisternum. The skin sensor feeds the information
regarding temperature of the baby to thermostat, which automatically regulates the output of the heat to maintain desired skin temperature.

Heater output - Provides information regarding the amount of heat generated by the incubator\warmer to keep the infant normeothermic.

Visible/Audible alarm speaker - Red light flashes/Emits audible alarm when temperature measured by thermister is 1°C set temperature i.e. 36.0o-36.5oC.

Posted Date: 10/27/2012 4:07:24 AM | Location : United States







Related Discussions:- Radiant warmer, Assignment Help, Ask Question on Radiant warmer, Get Answer, Expert's Help, Radiant warmer Discussions

Write discussion on Radiant warmer
Your posts are moderated
Related Questions

Define the Physical activity level? Physical activity level (PAL) is defined as the total energy required over 24 hours divided by the energy needed for basal metabolism over 2

Define Biodiversity and ecosystem stability? Human's have transformed ecosystems all through the world, frequently replacing diverse natural ecosystems with ecosystems which ar

What are universal donors and universal recipients concerning the ABO blood system? Universals donors of the ABO blood type system are the individuals of the type O. Type O blo

Basic Instruments /Equipment Used In biochemical laboratories and important Working tips The first practical in this manual will orient you to the various equipment, apparatuses

What is Muscle tissue explain briefly? Remember that a skin cell, in addition to the genetic information that allows it to form into a skin cell, also has all of the genetic in

What are compound eyes? Arthropods have compound eyes made of many visual units called ommatidia. Every ommatidium transmits visual information by the optic nerve to the brain,

Q. What are hormones? Hormones are substances collected by the circulation and secreted by the endocrine glands that act to produce effects upon specific tissues and organs and

Some amount of energy is generatred from the oxidation of food materials is released as heat. This can be proved by germinating seeds. Aim: To show that heat is liberated during re

How does the heart impel the blood? The heart is a muscular organ that having chambers (right atrium and right ventricle and left atrium and right ventricle) by which blood pas