When is it necessary to use a child’s baby cot or radiant heater?

This equipment is essential to attend to various procedures, within the maternity ward, clinical studies, intensive care rooms, neonatal, surgery; thanks to it, the control of the thermal environment of children in critical condition in an open environment is guaranteed manually and by servo control, providing radiant heat.

It has a microprocessor that controls the Servo Air Temperature, in addition provides through the soft touch control panel, its digital buttons that are of the illuminated type, having a working range of heat intensity 0-100%. It is composed of two types of alarm, audible and visual. These characteristics make it the indispensable device within the maternity area. 

When using a child radiant heater?

There is a condition called thermoregulation, we can define it as a critical physiological function in the newborn, where the capacity of the newborn to produce heat is limited and the mechanisms of loss can be increased according to gestational age and care at the time of birth; in this case when heat losses outweigh production, the body sets in motion thermoregulatory mechanisms to increase body temperature at the expense of large energy expenditure. Then the moment the child loses this ability to maintain his normal body temperature falls into hypothermia, a child radiant heater should be used.

Neonates with signs of hypothermia end up consuming glucose and oxygen to produce heat, causing a risk of hypoxia and hypoglycemia, so in the care mechanism it is advisable to establish strategies aimed to reduce the heat loss associated to each intervention, in order to prevent hypothermia early; however, if the newborn is not able to maintain body temperature by performing skin with skin, thermoregulation with a child’s thermal cradle will begin.

Children’s Radiant Heater brand KALSTEIN

In kalstein we can offer you the newborn radiant heater, the most advanced of the Heal Force heater family, which guarantees an enriching and vital environment, where radiant heater units are equipped with phototherapy units on top and under the bed, the baby can receive better treatment. To clarify your doubts about the model you require visit HERE

  • Pre-heating, manual control and skin temperature mode.
  • Servo-controlled microprocessor-based temperature system with far infrared heater.
  • The temperature deviation can be observed and corrected on the front panel for error measurement.
  • Self-test function for security reasons.
  • Upper and lower phototherapy units.
  • The inclination of the bed can be adjusted.
  • The heater head can be adjusted horizontally between 0-90 °.
  • Transparent folding protector.
  • Fall protection function of the skin temperature sensor to prevent overheating.
  • Audible and visible alarm indications for multiple failures with 3 priorities.
  • Comfortable tray for X-ray cassettes under the children’s bed.
  • The large crib is suitable for operation.
  • 40% constant power heating function.
  • Dual phototherapy units provide treatment for jaundice.
  • The vertical height can be adjusted.
  • OFF timer.
  • RS-232 connector.

Precautions when using a baby cot or radiant heater

When using a radiant cradle, health personnel should ensure that they have taken the axillary temperature in the newborn correctly, and then proceed with the following processes:

  • Use an appropriate thermometer with a small measuring ampoule.
  • Place the tip of the thermometer in the middle of the armpit.
  • Make sure the child’s arm is stuck to the child’s body (touching the body).
  • Avoid heat losses by any of the mechanisms: convection, radiation, conduction and evaporation.
  • Do not bathe the newborn while hypothermia occurs.
  • Before placing the newborn in the thermal cradle it is necessary to turn on the equipment previously, so that the mattress and the sheet where the child is supported are warm. (The mattress temperature should be set to 37°C (90°F).)
  • Watch for signs of hyperthermia secondary to overheating: tachypnea, tachycardia, flushing, hot limbs, skin temperature higher than central, lethargy.

If you want to buy a crib or radiant heater for children, and you have doubts about the model that best suits the needs of the clinical center, please be aware to contact the best, this service we can offer you through our online channels and at the best price in the market, also if you want to know the catalog of high-end products that in KALSTEIN we have for you visit us HERE we assure you that through our online shopping channels that are very easy and viable from anywhere in the world, reminding them that we are Company manufacturer of Laboratory Equipment of high level sale.