Ref: 900-001 LEICESTER, UK - August 30, 2012 - Designed by neonatal nurses, the new Getting To Know Your Baby™ (GTKYB) product range by Inspiration Healthcare aims to help improve the development and long-term outcomes of preterm infants, and now includes an nCPAP Pillow for infants.
The GTKYB Pillow provides support and a smoother therapy for infants on nasal CPAP by gently extending the neck and keeping the airway open. The pillow also helps reduce elliptical head flattening, not uncommon in premature infants, which aids in improving outcomes.
It is available in three sizes; small, medium and large. The large size provides support for bigger infants with caput succedaneum. It can also be used as additional support for bigger infants undergoing therapies involving a cooling mattress. Moreover, it is ideal for nursing infants with a tracheostomy.
The GTKYB Pillow features a cute footprint design. It is washable and reusable. It can easily be used in conjunction with other developmental care products.
“Previously nurses would use rolled up nappies or sheets and place them under the infant's neck to keep the airways open,” explains Nicky Reeves-Brown, Inspiration Healthcare’s Product Manager “The nCPAP Pillow is a great way of standardising this care for infants around the world."
Ann Parry, creator of the nCPAP Pillow, is one of Inspiration Healthcare’s collaborators and works as a neonatal nurse at Liverpool Women's Hospital. She has received a Merseyside Woman of the Year award in the Caring category because of her invention.
See Ann receiving the Merseyside Woman of the Year Award.
Link to: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pyAkY9QEcHQ
Additional media coverage of the nCPAP Pillow:
• BBC news
link to: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-merseyside-17741376
• Trustech News
link to: http://www.trustech.org.uk/news/butterfly-pillow-bbc/
• Liverpool Echo
link to: http://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/liverpool-news/local-news/2012/04/13/liverpool-nurse-invents-butterfly-pillow-to-aid-premature-babies-100252-30749221/
Since its inception in 2003, Inspiration Healthcare has been at the forefront of developmental care. We provide our customers with excellent innovative products, such as the Getting To Know Your Baby Range™, Gel Pillows, DandleROO, and Sucrose 24% Solution Single-Use Vials.