One out of every 15 babies in the country is born prematurely. Even babies born on time often cause their parents to worry greatly about their health. What to say about those babies who rushed "into the world" before their due date. Premature babies are the most vulnerable, dependent on the professionalism of doctors and hospital equipment. Their whole life depends on medical equipment. And because hospitals are underfunded, doctors' hands are tied, and they cannot save children's lives. The goal of our project is to help premature babies survive!
The first year of life of any child is the period of intensive growth and rapid development. But during this period, the body is very vulnerable, the defenses are weak and imperfect. This is especially true for children who were born prematurely and are considered premature. The functioning of all organs and systems of a premature baby is due to the absence of a period of intrauterine development and the peculiarities of maturation and development of the body in the new environment. Given the immaturity of all organs and systems (central nervous, cardiovascular, respiratory, digestive), adverse effects are endured by premature babies especially acutely. Consequently, diseases that are not a danger to other babies, premature babies may be more severe. Their lives depend on complete control by doctors and equipment, replacing the work of many organs.
Like all other systems in the body of a premature baby, the cardiovascular system is imperfect. According to the readings of the heart, blood pressure, blood oxygenation needs special attention, because untimely help can cost a child's life! To prevent complications and save the lives of babies in time, doctors should use the method of pulse oximetry, which allows time to identify such a dangerous condition as hypoxia (lack of oxygen in the blood, which can cause the death of the child).
A pulse oximeter is a modern diagnostic medical device designed to measure hemoglobin saturation of arterial capillary blood with oxygen (saturation). The infant's cardiovascular system and lungs work continuously for one purpose - to oxygenate the arterial blood. Premature infants have a chronic oxygen deficiency, in which this indicator requires constant monitoring and reliable data, the failure of which greatly complicates treatment and can cost lives.
The pulse oximeter is an indispensable device for both a single measurement and long-term monitoring (constant control) of the saturation and heart rate (pulse). The data acquisition method is non-invasive (does not require blood sampling), so the pulse oximeter measures the necessary values quickly, facilitating the task of the neonatologist. The advantage of pulse oximetry is that blood does not need to be drawn from the arteries (which helps prevent injury to the baby). In addition, the pulse oximeter allows you to receive and process the data displayed on the device. If there is danger and blood oxygen levels drop, the device immediately signals danger and the doctor rushes to save a life.
Pulse oximeter, which we dream to buy in Vinnitsa Regional Clinical Hospital named after M.I. Pirogov. M.I. Pirogovo has not only a handy monitor, continuity in operation (even when the light turns off the battery is turned on).
Help us save the lives of hundreds of children, who are born in Vinnitsa Regional Clinical Hospital named after M.I. Pirogovo. M.I. Pirogovo! And maybe these very babies will become future artists, rescuers, policemen and philosophers.