This devices are commonly use to provide heating support for newborns in the delivery suite, for critically ill infants who require constant nursing support, and for infants undergoing treatment that prolongs exposure to a cool environment.
Prolonged cold stress can overwork heat-producing mechanisms, drain energy reserves, and result in hypoxia, acidosis, hypoglycemia, and, in severe cases, death.
who is required radiant warmer
Infant radiant warmers are overhead heating units. A heat source, a skin-temperature sensor, an automatic control unit, and visual and aural alarms are usually include. They generate a large amount of radiant heat energy.
Infant radiant warmers are overhead heating units. They typically consist of a heat source, a skin-temperature sensor, an automatic (servo) control unit, and visual and audible alarms. After birth, infants are place under a radiant warmer.
Warming by Infrared energy is an efficient means of energy transfer, extreme hyperthermia, skin burns, permanent brain damage, or even death can result.
A heating element generates a significant amount of radiant heating energy in the IR wavelength region. The radiant output of the heating unit is limit to prevent thermal damage to the infant.
The Infrared energy is readily absorb by the infants; increase blood flow in the skin transfers heat to the rest of the body by blood convection (heat exchange between the blood and tissue surfaces) and tissue conduction (heat transfer between adjacent tissue surfaces).