CritiCool Mini Control Unit
Some neurological conditions such as Neonatal Encephalopathy are incredibly dangerous to newborn babies. Not every hospital is equipped to deal with these conditions by cooling the babies to prevent brain damage. The effects of not cooling can sometimes be fatal or cause cognitive, behavioural or memory difficulties. The LNTS team have the responsibility to stabilise the baby, start the cooling process and transfer them to a hospital that is able to care for the baby in the longer term with the right equipment. The siutation is highly stressful and heartbreaking for everyone involved. Clinicians have a 6 hour theraputic window in which neuronal death can be slowed by rapidly cooling the infant, known as therputic hypothermia - the only treatment that has been proven to help these types of condition.
The LNTS team have requested x2 CritiCool Mini Machines to enable them to cool and stabilise the babies in their care during the transfer to the specialised hospital for treatment.
The device can also be used to warm patients which in turn will help the tiny/ premature babies that may need transferring to another hospital.