The Neonatal Syringe Retention Device is an apparatus that holds a syringe in an elevated location inside of an infant incubator.
Inventor Robin Hughes of Renton, WA, a registered nurse, has created an apparatus that holds a syringe in an elevated location inside of an infant incubator.
Newborn infants often require placement in an incubator during medical care at the beginning of their life. A feeding tube is frequently part of an infants care. Such feedings tubes usually require a syringe to function as a vent to prevent spilling of the stomach contents or feeding residuals. However, the smooth interior walls of most incubators provide no location to hang such vents. This forces medical personnel to jury-rig a solution that is prone to failure over time. Inventor Hughes has created a means by which a vent syringe can be placed securely and safely inside of an incubator to address this problem.
This clever new invention provides a higher quality of patient care. It allows the syringe to function as a venting syringe. It can be used to aid in gravity NG feedings. It prevents spilling of stomach contents or residual feedings and eliminates jury-rigged solutions. The use of the Neonatal Syringe Retention Device provides for the suspension of a syringe inside of an incubator in a manner which is quick, easy, and effective.