These are sophisticated machines that provide artificial breathing to babies. The doctor can adjust the rate, the volume, the pressure of the breath, the percentage of oxygen in the breath and many more important parameters.
These machines are life saving in cases of respiratory problems where extra effort and oxygen is required. Hospital has paediatric critical care specialist with skills, knowledge and experience for required close monitoring in critically ill paediatric patient.PICU’s experienced staff is present round the clock.
A Capnograph measures how much carbon dioxide is present in the patient’s breath. They are an essential piece of monitoring and you can find them in areas such as operating rooms, recovery, critical care, wards, and ambulances.
Advantages of capnography:
- Helps assess a variety of problems , from the cell all the way to the breathing equipment
- Non invasive
- Provide continuous measurement
- Physically small
Oxygen is necessary for life. Oxygen goes through a series of steps before it reaches the cells. The cells use the oxygen and produce carbon dioxide (CO2) as a waste product. The CO2 , like the oxygen, goes through a series of steps before it is expelled out of the body. The capnograph is able to measure the expelled CO2. This is an extremely useful measurement as it can help detect problems along the pathway taken by the CO2. For an example, if the patient stops breathing (e.g. due to morphine), CO2 will not be able to “get out”. This problem will make the capnograph show a low CO2 reading and trigger an alarm that alerts medical staff to the problem.
Servo Controlled Infant Radiant Warmers (A)
Maintaining the body temperature within a normal range is essential for good outcome of sick babies, especially premature and babies having low birth weight.
The infant radiant warmer continuously checks and monitors the baby’s skin temperature and accordingly the heating intensity is automatically adjusted by the computer.
Pulse Oxymeters (B)
These are wonderful devices that estimate the percentage saturation of oxygen in the circulating blood. They also indicate the heart rate and give an indirect indication of the flow of blood.
Syringe Infusion Pumps (C)
These are machines that deliver fluids and medicines at a very measured rate continuously, round the clock.
These pumps are essential when dealing with small babies where the fluids and drugs have to be measured accurately.
Essential for newborn babies having jaundice. This machine emits high intensity of light at a particular wave length which corrects the Bilirubin (the yellow Pigment) into another isomer which is soluble in the body and is washed out in urine and stool and thus reduces the jaundice. We have single and double surface LED phototherapy units.
Neonatal & Pediatric Surgery
This specialized surgery dealing with newborns and children having congenital malformations and other surgical problems.With NICU & PICU setup, Isha Multispeciality Hospital offers various such surgeries. The surgery is carried out by paediatric & neonatal surgeon and paediatric anaesthetist in most modern and well-equipped operation theatre. Post-operative care is in NICU and PICU.
This machine is useful when the baby has a good respiratory effort but needs an extra push to maintain the oxygen levels in the body within the normal range.
Even the’ not so critical babies require vigilant monitoring and so do the babies discharged from NICU before being sent home. For this purpose, we have specially designed rooms with radiant warmers.
Central Oxygen System
Central oxygen system provides ample oxygen continuously as required in the ICU at pressure desired.
Trained Qualified Staff
Highly trained staff of NICU – PICU and are capable of dealing with all sorts of emergencies.