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Children’s radiant heater: When should it be used?

A radiant infant heater is a medical equipment used in the field of neonatology and pediatrics, specifically in neonatal intensive care units, to provide newborns with a comfortable thermal area that maintains their body temperature from 36 to 37 degrees.

This equipment provides a warm and appropriate environment for newborns that helps them maintain their body temperature, since as soon as babies are born, they lose a lot of body heat in the first hours, which can compromise their health status and even endanger their life. Childhood radiant heaters are also used for critically ill patients requiring constant nursing intervention

Structure of a child radiant heater

Children’s radiant heaters are heating units, which have by a heat source, a skin temperature sensor, a servocontrol unit and visual and sound alarms. It is often composed of three blocks:

  • Source of heat
  • Control unit
  • Platform of support

A child radiant heater is controlled by a microcontroller. Normally manufactured in 3 blocks, the first one consists of incandescent lamps, diffusers and the heat source that can be ceramic, quartz or infrared light. On the other hand, there is the control unit, both manual heater and servo controlled control and alarms. Finally, we have the platform, in which the chassis holder of Rx plates, mattress and others are displayed.

When is a child radiant heater used?

A radiant infant heater is designed for the care of various procedures in delivery rooms, clinical study rooms, intensive care rooms and neonatal care units in hospitals to simultaneously provide external heat and open access to newborns, thus allowing manual and servo control control, the thermal environment of the critically ill patient in an open environment, providing radiant heat.

Naturally, the mother’s uterus functions as an incubator, so when a baby is born, it needs to be heated. Keeping a baby’s body temperature at normal levels is key to maintaining their health. If this does not occur, they may experience hypothermia, which negatively affects all their body and organ functions. Immediately after birth, babies routinely sit in warm, radiant light, this helps stabilize their temperature until they can achieve self-regulation. Monitoring and resuscitation can be easily performed from the open access of a child radiant heater, along with the necessary procedures.

How does a child radiant heater work?

A child radiant heater works through a servo mechanism or servo control, i.e. it is self-regulated according to thermal changes. In these equipment heat transfer occurs by thermal radiation; where the heat source is separated from the heat receptor and the heat is transmitted through the air in the form of electromagnetic waves.

The operation of a radiant heater and its structure allows easy access to the child and even directly observe it. And simultaneously it provides continuous heat to keep the temperature of the newborn stable. It is important to note that these devices do not have a mechanism to regulate moisture, unlike incubators.

What do we offer you in Kalstein?

Kalstein is a company MANUFACTURER of medical equipment of the highest quality and the best technology at the best prices in the market, so you can make your purchase confidently with us, knowing that you have the service and advice of a firm and committed to innovation. In this opportunity we present our Children’s radiant heater YR02193, this equipment is the most advanced radiant heater for babies in the family of heaters that we have, it provides an enriching and vital environment. It is equipped with phototherapy units at the top and under the bed, the baby can receive better treatment.

Low pressure suction and resuscitation units are also available for this model. Among its characteristics we can mention:

  • 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 0-90ยฐ.
  • 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.

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