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GE Giraffe

GE Giraffe

Brand:   GE
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The Giraffe is an enclosed neonatal intensive care microenvironment incubator with an innovative design and exceptional thermal performance that creates an unsurpassed healing environment for intensively ill infants.
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GE Giraffe Features The Giraffe is an enclosed neonatal intensive care microenvironment incubator with an innovative design and exceptional thermal performance that creates an unsurpassed healing environment for intensively ill infants. The incubator has a centralized display/control unit providing accessibility from either side of the bed plus excellent viewing of all equipment and patient parameters. The Patented Baby SusanTM rotating mattress allows the caregiver to rotate the bed 360° for easy patient access. Dual Access doors and portholes – allow access even when the bed is tilted 12°. Internally activated bed tilt is smooth and continuous through 0-12° in both Trendelenburg positions Optional servo oxygen control system maintains an oxygen-enriched environment Elevating base accommodates standing caregivers and seated family, even those seated in wheelchairs In-bed scale with weight trending allows weights to be taken and trended without removing the baby (Up to 14 weights stored) Helps relieve pressure points and preserves skin integrity while also improving clinical efficiency by reducing bedding expense GE Giraffe Specifications Dimensions Maximum Height (bed raised): 70″ (178 cm) Minimum Height (bed lowered) 58″ (147 cm) Footprint: 45″ x 26″ (114 cm x 66 cm) Weight: 304 lbs (138 kg) Floor to mattress height: 32″ to 44″ (81 cm to 111 cm) Mattress size: 26″ x 19″ (66 cm x 48 cm) Access door size: 11″ x 31″ (27 cm x 78 cm) Drawer size: 19″ x 20″ (48 cm x 50 cm) Drawer depth: 8″ (20 cm) Physical Characteristics Mattress tilt angle: 12°, continuously variable Microfilter: 0.5μ - 99.8% efficiency (3M FiltreteTM) Tubing access ports: 13 Electrical Power Requirements 9A @ 115V ~ 50/60 Hz 4.5A @ 220/230/240V ~ 50/60 Hz Standards Compliance IEC 60601-1 (amendment 1 and 2) IEC 60601-1-2 IEC 60601-2-19 (amendment 1) Federal Regulation 21 CFR CH-1 (4-1-92 Edition) Section 1020.3(n) - X-ray Attenuation User Control Settings Baby (servo) temperature control: 35-37.5°C in 0.1° increments Air temperature control: 20-39°C in 0.1° increments Servo humidity control range: 30-95% relative humidity in 5% increments Alarm sound level: Adjustable audible levels System Performance Microprocessor-based control system: Self-test functions are performed at power-up and during normal operation Temperature variability and distribution: Exceeds IEC- 60601-2-19 incubator standard Patient measurement accuracy: ±0.3°C between 30° and 42°C Air Velocity: <10 cm/sec Whisper QuietTM Mode, measured 10 cm above the center of the mattress Sound level: <50 dBa Whisper QuietTM Mode closed bed, measured 10 cm above the center of the mattress In-Bed Scale Performance Accuracy: ±10 g (0.35 oz) Range: 300 g to 8 kg (0.66 lbs to 17.6 lbs) Servo Oxygen Control Performance Control Range: up to 65% Display Range: 0 to 99% Recovery Time: <10 minutes to 5% below set point after open door Alarms: ±3% from set point Offset: ±5% average O2 to display Humidifier Performance Recovery time: <15 minutes (typical) recovery to 75% RH with 39° C air set temperature Operating time between refills: >12 hours @ 65% RH control setting in a 25°C / 50% RH ambient Reservoir capacity: 1000 ml Accuracy: ±10% for settings up to 85%: minimum 75% for settings > 85% Operating Encironment Temperature: 20 to 30° C Humidity: 10 to 95% RH (non-condensing) Air Velocity: Up to 0.3 m/sec Storage and Shipping Information Temperature: -25° to 60° C Humidity: 0 to 95% RH (non-condensing) Service and Maintenance Battery: 9V NiMH Recommended Calibration/ Preventative Maintenance Period: Annually

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General Information About Incubators What is an incubator? Used mainly to keep a baby’s core temperature stable at 37 degrees Celsius. Also humidifies the air Can add extra oxygen. Physiology Core temperature of the body needs to be kept at a constant temperature of 37 degrees Celsius If temperature goes too high or too low - organs can be damaged Premature babies have undeveloped nervous systems and also lack the energy to regulate their own temperature – need for an incubator Small babies can be given small amount of food for growing. Need for use of all of their energy for growth rather than wasting it on keeping warm - so sometimes incubator is used to help them grow faster Parameters Controlled Temperature Oxygen Humidity levels Indications of Use Prematurity Congenital feebleness - Infants of fair size are sometimes born weak and with poor resistance, shown by subnormal temperature, slight cyanosis, tendency to edema Edema - Premature infants are not seldom subject to a general edema, beginning at the feet. Incubator is the quickest way to relieve the condition Cyanosis, with or without edema, due to feeble circulation, is very common with small infants, and sometimes present with those at full term. Warm, moistened, oxygenated air of incubator does wonders in these cases Subnormal temperature After difficult operative deliveries, the baby is often in a condition of shock leading to asphyxia. Violent efforts to revive it should be limited to a minimum, and the infant placed as soon as possible in the incubator Working with an Incubator The temperature in the incubator is increased/decreased by a heater element below the mattress in the chamber Motor driven fan near the heater draws in fresh air through a filter and blows it past the heater, warming the air Air is directed up through slots into the area above the mattress and circulated around Air temperature is monitored by temperature sensors (Air Temperature Sensor) and is adjusted by controlling the current to the heater Incubator can also monitor the baby’s skin temperature by using a skin temperature probe (Patient Probe), which is stuck onto the skin User can either set the incubator to control the temperature of the air or to control the temperature of the baby’s skin (servo control mode) Supplementary oxygen can be taken in by an oxygen inlet connection where it is mixed with the fresh air through the filter Humidity can be increased by the use of water baths (passive humidification) or by dripping water on a heated element (active humidification) Baby is cared for through special access doors called arm ports. Types of Incubator Regular Incubators Where there is minimal mobility Used in hospitals Clinics Transport Incubators An advance infant health care equipment for the care of infant patients Typically include an incubator provided with a wheeled base which is equipped with life support and monitoring instrumentation, oxygen tanks and other emergency care supplies Used for moving ill or injured infants to hospital and have proven valuable in sustaining the lives of infants during transport Used in Ambulances, Air Planes etc. for transport of infant