Why do we need a Clinical Decision Support Device in the delivery room for Newborn Life Support procedures?
Birth is an inherently complex process. Nearly 10% of all newborn babies have a cumbersome start and need life support directly after birth. In 1% of the cases even major interventions are required to survive.
In neonatology, pediatrics, anesthesia and gynecology, caregivers have to deal with these kinds of critical situations in which complex choices have to be made very quickly with regard to the treatment options of the newborn. For these types of complications, the Newborn Life Support (NLS) protocol has been developed at a global level, to encourage a consistent approach, also known as the Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP). However, this is a complicated protocol that only exists as a PDF or paper version. There is absolutely no time to browse through it at critical moments. The complexity of the situation and the obvious stressors mean that in up to 55% of the cases mistakes are made that can lead to serious complications and even death for the baby. This problem occurs in all places where babies are born.
To address this problem ARNE has developed the first ever Clinical Decision Support System for newborn life support procedures.