Neonatal restraints help 1,300 sick babies

THE neonatal intensive care unit at Birmingham Women's Hospital has used restraints from ParAid medical to safely transfer 1,300 sick and critically-ill babies to specialist care centres around the region. Since the Neo-Restraints were introduced in 2010, they have helped to ferry infants between 16 different centres in the West Midlands. Jacky Harrison, neonatal transfer nurse at the hospital, said: "I've found there is nothing comparable to these restraints on the market currently. They are integral to our care unit; are lightweight; they keep babies in the correct, safe and comfortable position during transit; and are easy to clean." The equipment is designed for transportation by air or road and can support babies of 500g to 6kg.

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