Overview

Small but Mighty – Empowering Babies’ NICU Journey

Combining innovative technology with exceptional thermal performance, the Giraffe Incubator Carestation is a state-of-the-art neonatal environment that promotes natural, peaceful healing, while fostering a close bond between families and their babies—allowing them to be present for every step of the journey. Additionally, physicians have improved access to their smallest patients, giving them a better chance at providing successful treatment, the very first time around.

Benefits

Promoting Neurodevelopmental Care and Growth

The Giraffe Incubator Carestation was thoughtfully designed to nurture the close connection between babies and their caregivers, allowing parents comfortable, close access to their babies and family-friendly information about their babies’ progress, while clinicians can closely care for their newborn patients. Additional benefits include:

Enhancing the Care Continuum

Offers clinicians the intuitive and reliable neonatal solution they need, while parents receive the access and support they want, to promote optimal neurodevelopmental care.

Comprehensive Design in a Controlled Environment

When paired with the Giraffe Shuttle, the Giraffe Incubator Carestation provides continuous warmth during intrahospital transport, in addition to promoting the growth and stability of even the most fragile of patients.

Easy Access to Success

With integrated features, including the translating and rotating mattress, an elevating base and the removable in-bed scale, the Giraffe Incubator Carestation empowers clinicians to send babies home safe, healthy and as quickly as possible by providing enhanced visibility and patient interaction.

Technology

The Warming Touch of Care

Every part of the Giraffe Incubator Carestation was thoughtfully engineered to enhance the care experience, while providing the best possible neuroprotective environment for the newborn.

Heat loss prevention

If either door panel is opened, Air Boost can be easily enabled to protect the baby from heat loss and support thermal stability.

Patented Baby Susan rotating mattress

Thanks to the patented Baby Susan* technology, clinicians can easily reposition the baby, reducing negative touch and stimulation, while improving procedural success. Additionally, the mattress is pressure diffusing, thus reacting to the impact of the baby’s body and adjusting accordingly, to reduce stress and improve comfort.

Connectivity capabilities

Stay up-to-date on all your patients’ medical history with a system that can be connected to electronic healthcare records and hospital information systems. Note: This technology is equipped for future updates and upgrades.

Touchscreen display

10.4“ color display touchscreen helps caregivers streamline information and control the baby’s environment, while making important information readily available to eager family members; contributing to the personalized patient and family-friendly care environment.

Hands-Free Alarm Silence

With the wave of a hand, clinicians can quickly silence alarms, making it easier to provide immediate care, while maintaining a calm, soothing environment for the baby.

Specifications

Dimensions

  • Maximum height (bed raised): 70 in (178 cm)
  • Minimum height (bed lowered): 60 in (152 cm)
  • Footprint: 45 in x 26 in (114 cm x 66 cm)
  • Weight: 304 lbs. (138 kg)
  • Floor to mattress height: 33 in to 43 in (84 cm to 109 cm)
  • Mattress size: 25.5 in x 19.2 in (64.8 cm x 48.8 cm)
  • Drawer size: 19 in x 20 in (48 cm x 50 cm)

Physical Characteristics

  • Full Color Touch Display: 10.4 inch (26.4 cm) LCD
  • Mattress tilt angle: 12° – continuously variable
  • Microfilter: 0.5µ – 99.8% efficiency (3M Filtrete™)
  • Tubing access ports: 13
  • Data collection: RS-232

In-Bed Scale Performance

  • Accuracy: ±0.35 oz. (10 g)
  • Range: 0.66 lbs. to 17.6 lb. (300 g to 8 kg)

Resolution:

  • 10 g (Factory setting) or 5 g (user selectable on non-EU scales)
  • The resolution of scales distributed in the EU region may vary depending on the scale revision:
    • Scales with revision 2.72 only have a resolution option of 10 g.
    • Scales with revision 2.86 have a resolution of 5 g for weights up to 5 kg and a resolution 10 g for weights from 5 kg to 8 kg.
    • The resolution on EU scales with software 2.86 and above is not user selectable.

Note: For the European Union (EU) and the European Free Trade Association (EFTA) member states in Europe, check with your local regulations with respect to the Non-Automated Weighing Instrument (NAWI) directive as to the process and frequency for scale calibration.

Servo Oxygen Control Performance

  • Control range: 21% to 65%
  • Display range: 16 to 70%
  • Rise Time: < 10 minutes from 5% below set point in Whisper Quiet Mode
  • Recovery from opening porthole ≥ 5 minutes fro closing porthole to 5% below set point
  • Alarms ±3% from set point
  • Accuracy 5%

Inlet Pressure Maximum 620 kPa (90 psi)

Humidifier Performance

  • Recovery time: 12 hours @ 65% RH control setting in a 25°C/50% RH ambient
  • Reservoir capacity: 1000 ml
  • Servo Control Accuracy: ±10% for settings up to 85%: minimum 75% for settings >85%
  • Ramp-up time: ≤50 minutes – Time to reach 75% RH with a 39°C control temp from cold start in 25° C, 50% RH room.

Operating Environment

  • Temperature: 20° to 30°C
  • Humidity: 5 to 85% RH (non-condensing)
  • Air Velocity: Up to 0.3 m/sec - Water Ingress: IPXO

Storage/Shipping Information

  • Temperature: -25° to 60°C
  • Humidity: ≤85% RH (non-condensing)
  • Pressure: 50–106 kPa

Service and Maintenance

  • Battery: 8.4V NiMH
  • Recommended Calibration/Preventative Maintenance Period: Annually
  • Limited Warranty: One year parts and service

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