EAA adopts new gear for neonatal transfers

EAA adopts new gear for neonatal transfers

EAA has announced the development of an intelligent interface, the BLUEBOX, to deliver power to an incubator and all connected appliances.

In an effort to address the problems of providing power to neonatal transport equipment as it is moved between vehicles, European Air Ambulance (EAA) of Luxembourg has announced the development of an intelligent interface, the BLUEBOX, to deliver power to an incubator and all connected appliances, such as a respirator and monitoring equipment, ensuring ‘continuous operation in any vehicle for any length of transport’. The device runs independently of the external current source, limits the need for extra cables and adapters, and is integrated into the stretcher next to the incubator. In the unlikely event of a problem, said EAA, it can easily be replaced by a spare BLUEBOX which is stored in the aircraft. EAA also said it has purchased a Hamilton T1 transport respirator equipped with special software for newborn babies, which allows the addition of a gas heater/humidifier that will enable the provider’s crews to adopt techniques such as continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) and high-flow therapy delivered via a nasal cannula.