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Its common to think NICU when referring to hospitalized infants, but Woombie Med Pods can actually be utilized on other inpatient units, including the ER.
Infants come through the ER for any number of needs including illness, injury, separation from caregiver...all often trauma inducing. Woombie Med Pods could help reduce traume caused by an ER visit by swaddling the baby 360 degrees and providing comfort.
1. Procedural Support
An infant being treated in the ER may need an IV, blood draw, VCUG, breathing treatment or nasal canula, pulsox, heel stick, or scans. Being swaddled 360 degrees in a Woombie Med Pod creates the feeling of being held, reduces triggering the Moro reflex (fight or flight response) and could keep the baby calm during procedure which may reduce likelihood of injuries.
The Original Woombie has been helping infants sleep safely and comfortably at home nearly twelve years now without a single safety recall. Imagine swaddling a baby in the ER in a Woombie Med Pod and letting them sleep their way to comfort and healing.
Any mother will tell you its instinctual to wrap a new baby up to calm them down. An infant in the ER will likely be sick, tired, hungry, and scared. They'll likely demonstrate the infant stress signals of splayed fingers and toes, arched back, and diverted gaze. A Child Life Specialist, parent/caregiver, or clinician could ease their fears and bring them to a state of calm by using the Woombie Med Pod.
Talk to your sales rep about bringing Woombie Med Pods to your ER or purchase from WoombieMedPods.com
Chelsea Vail, MA, CCLS, Newborn Care Specialist and contributing inventor of Woombie Med Pods.