Latest technology neonatal beds. Watch the video.
FAYETTEVILLE, Ga. (June 30, 2011) – Thanks to a generous donation from the Piedmont Fayette Hospital Auxiliary, some of the latest neonatal technology is now available to Fayette’s youngest and most delicate patients. The Giraffe OmniBed combines advanced technology and innovative design to provide a developmentally-supportive, family-centered, critical care environment for NICU babies. The Giraffe OmniBed allows physicians and nurses to care for and monitor premature infants with minimal disturbance.
“We wanted to give the hospital something really spectacular,” said Joan Ingram, the Auxiliary president for Piedmont Fayette Hospital who championed this gift to the growing NICU. “The community voiced their support for more advanced neonatal services during our “Keep Babies in Fayette” campaign. We knew that we wanted these babies to have the best technology to promote their growth and to provide comfortable, easy access for caregivers and parents.”
Premature babies can be placed directly in the bed after delivery and then transported to the NICU and cared for without any additional handling of the baby. The Giraffe technology is brought into the delivery room whenever there has been a notification about a high-risk delivery. The bed contains everything required to care for newborns including quick and easy patient access, softer support surface, an integrated scale for accurate assessment of babies’ growth and development as well as the ability to control heat, humidity, oxygen, light and noise.
“This technology is used for extremely premature infants as it helps support delicate thermal needs while reducing environmental stress that can be challenging to the baby’s health,” said Bernie Hinton, director of women and children services at Piedmont Fayette Hospital. “We are grateful for this gift from the Auxiliary. In fact, we put it to good use on the first day it was brought to the hospital.”
For more information about Piedmont Fayette Hospital’s neonatal services, visit piedmontfayette.org.