Reduce stress for staff in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)
Want to experience less stress while working in the NICU or in the neonatology department?
Then it would be wise to consider the use of Bambi Belts in the future. The clinical trials are still in progress, but its benefits for the staff in neonatal departments are well-theorized. Here you can discover how the Bambi Belt – in theory – will reduce your workload.
Benefit from wireless neonatal vital signs monitoring
More accurate monitoring = less health risks
More complete diagnostics = less uncertainty
Benefits of monitoring dEMG instead of chest impedance
Easier to nurse and medicate = less stress
Less stressed parents to deal with = less stress & reduced workload
Parents are more prone to take over care tasks = reduced workload
Less false alarms = reduced workload
Monitor more accurately
The Bambi Belt monitors heart rate and detects apneas of neonates with dEMG. It is scientifically proven that transcutionary diaphragmatic EMG is preferable to chest impedance in monitoring respiratory rateKR1 and classifying apneaKR2. More accurate monitoring and more complete diagnostics means less uncertainty and smaller risks for vulnerable babies.
Clinical trials need to prove that use of the Bambi Belt results in more accurate monitoring and more complete neonatal diagnostics, but at least the non-inferiority trial is already completed. The Bambi Belt is feasible and safe to measure respiratory activity by capturing diaphragmatic EMG (dEMG) signals from babies using the Bambi BeltSC.
Work faster without wires
Changing diapers, taking temperature, and weighing the baby is much easier without wires. And because wireless vital signs monitoring eliminates the time and pain associated with removing and replacing adhesive electrodes, you can do your work even faster. The absence of skin adhesives also removes the risk of infections associated with skin damageCAPO.
Hand over tasks to parents more easily
The elimination of wires means that parents are less shocked when they first see their baby in the incubator. And more importantly, they are less scared of handling their baby. Nursing staff can start to train the parents to handle the baby much earlier. Working towards the point that parents deliver most of the care on the NICU is called Family Integrated Care. It reduces total workload for NICU staff through task delegation and earlier hospital dischargeCOMO.
Shorten NICU admissions with Kangaroo Care
The wireless monitoring of neonatal vital signs makes skin-to-skin contact (Kangaroo Care) with parents and frequent breastfeeding easier NY, which also supports earlier discharge from the hospitalCOMO. Kangaroo Care significantly stimulates the growth of preemies and low-birth-weight babies, and reduces sickness and mortality in the NICUCO. It also reduces total workload for NICU staff, as parents are more relaxed and need less attention and babies need to stay shorter in the NICUCOMO.