‘Every community should have one’: newborn baby warmers coming to remote First Nations – APTN News

Two northern Ontario First Nation communities will soon have mobile baby warmers for those born at nursing stations.

A baby warmer is a portable bed with a warming light over top, with open sides and controlled temperature settings – unlike an  incubator which is an enclosed environment with stricter controls regarding temperature.

It will be the first time baby warmers will be situated in remote and isolated First Nation communities.

In some communities, which report as many as 25 births per year, these baby warmers are a welcomed medical device.

The two warmers will be placed in Sandy Lake and Pikangikum First Nation, the result of a tender notice placed by Health Canada in October 2018.

Read More: https://aptnnews.ca/2019/02/06/every-community-should-have-one-newborn-baby-warmers-coming-to-remote-first-nations/

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