Europlaz and its clinical partners are dedicated to supporting preterm babies on World Prematurity Day and every day of the year.
We are proud to have developed a uniquely small and low flow resistance solution for monitoring the breath volume and CO2 elimination in the smallest of preterm babies.
1 baby in 10 worldwide is born premature and the number is rising. Preterm babies often need respiratory support. Traditional sensors used in for resuscitating and mechanically ventilating newborns can cause elevated blood carbon dioxide and respiratory gas trapping in the smallest and most vulnerable babies. Thanks to our capnometry flow sensor, we can now better help clinicians protect and care for preterm babies.
The combination device’s small size helps clearing the exhaled gas more easily, which prevents the rebreathing of carbon dioxide rich gas. The lower net flow resistance also helps the weak lung to more fully empty during high breath rates.
What is World Prematurity Day?
World Prematurity Day (17th November) is a global movement to raise awareness of premature birth and the sometimes-devastating impact it can have on families. Sadly, prematurity is the leading cause of death in children under five.
While World Prematurity Day is an opportunity to call attention to the heavy burden of death
and disability and the pain and suffering that preterm birth causes, it is also a chance to talk about solutions. The multitude of events organised around the globe on World Prematurity Day remains the heart of the effort. Each year, an increasing number of countries have observed World Prematurity Day by organising national and local events, including public art installations, parliamentary hearings, health professional meetings, and marches