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Incubators, Infant

Definition : Incubators designed to provide a closed controlled environment to maintain appropriate temperature and humidity levels for infants. These incubators typically consist of a clear removable plastic hood with a mattress; they also include some means to warm the infant, providing heated air (either by natural flow or forced) or through a warm water mattress. The incubators usually include temperature controls that work automatically either by measuring the air temperature or through a temperature sensor attached to the infant skin. Most incubators also include humidity controls. Infant incubators are used mainly for premature infants and in other newborns that cannot regulate body temperature.

Entry Terms : "Warmers" , "Infant Warmers" , "Infant Incubators" , "Beds, Infant"

UMDC code : 12113


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