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Why is Monitoring Important?

What do Bradycardia, Tachycardia and Apnea Mean for Infants?

Posted by Circadiance on Jun 12, 2020 2:36:08 PM

Being a new parent can be a scary thing, especially if your baby has a medical condition. Bringing your newborn home is supposed to be a happy time but for many parents of NICU graduates it can be a very stressful experience. This particular population is at risk for conditions related to apneas and cardiac arrhythmias such as tachycardia, a faster than normal heart rate, and bradycardia, a slower than normal heart rate.

Being premature means their brain may have not yet developed the natural responses and reflexes that a fully developed infant has and the baby may continue to need to be monitored to ensure the well-being of the newborn. This could mean an extended hospital stay and possibly even the need for medication for the otherwise healthy preemie. Clinicians are always looking for ways to provide healthy solutions for babies that include getting them home. Less hospital time means less risk for infection for this special population.

Monitoring these infants in the home means clinicians and family members can have peace of mind in discharging these babies. Clinicians and parents can be partners in care while parents and their newborns can finally find a sense of normalcy in their home life. Using an FDA approved medical monitor means parents can be alerted if their baby may be having an event and can respond appropriately. The medical team can remotely review these events and alter treatment plans if needed. Clinicians decide if monitoring needs to be continued and can even change monitoring parameters. Being in the home will help these families truly bond with their newborn.

With our SmartMonitor series of infant cardiorespiratory monitors, it is easier than ever to bring peace of mind to parents and clinicians.

Topics: SmartMonitor