The Motif BiliTouch™ phototherapy blanket is a biliblanket designed by healthcare professionals to treat newborn infants diagnosed with jaundice (hyperbilirubinemia). This portable, convenient phototherapy treatment device allows your patients to continue to hold, feed, and care for their baby while reducing high bilirubin levels at home.
- Convenient, ultra-portable phototherapy treatment with battery-powered option
- Patient-centered, lightweight design facilitates bonding with newborn infant
- LED light source, no fiber optic cables for easy positioning
- Promotes mother and baby bonding
- Whisper-quiet operation
- Battery powered, light weight, ultra portable
- LED light source, no fiber optic cables
- Multiple light intensity levels
- Adjustable shut-off timer
- Wrist strap for safe carry
- Designed for continuous operation
Motif BiliTouch™ Biliblanket Features
The Motif BiliTouch™ is a versatile biliblanket phototherapy device with an LED light source to conveniently treat jaundice in the hospital or at home. Jaundice refers to high levels of bilirubin in the newborn infant’s red blood cells, which leads to a yellowing of the baby’s skin and eyes. Unlike conventional phototherapy systems that are stationary, the BiliTouch™ is designed to be mobile.
Using the Motif BiliTouch™
When a newborn infant is diagnosed with jaundice and prescribed phototherapy treatment, it’s important to provide new parents with a clinically proven device that is easy to use. The Motif BiliTouch™ offers a temperature sensor and an LCD display that clearly shows adaptor and battery status, remaining time, and light intensity. Operation is whisper quiet, featuring an LED light source and battery option for mobility. The result is a superior phototherapy treatment device that can be used in a variety of settings, going from hospital to home and fitting seamlessly into the newborn infant’s care.
Non-invasive Treatment of Neonatal Jaundice
Phototherapy has been recognized by healthcare providers and pediatricians as the gold standard in non-invasive treatment of neonatal jaundice for over thirty years. The treatment is applied by exposing the baby’s skin to blue light waves, which help to break up high levels of bilirubin in the baby’s blood. This quickly and safely reduces the yellowing appearance in baby’s eyes and skin. Phototherapy treatment eliminates the risk of harmful UV exposure associated with sunlight. The Motif BiliTouch™ provides multiple levels of light wave intensity, or irradiance. Newborn infants can undergo phototherapy treatment continuously if recommended by healthcare professionals, until yellow pigment in the skin and eyes is resolved and bilirubin levels reduced to levels deemed safe by the American Academy of Pediatrics.
Advances in Phototherapy
Hospital treatment of hyperbilirubinemia typically involves an undressed baby being placed under a stationary halogen light source or illuminator as healthcare providers monitor his or her condition. Advances in technology have led to the development of portable phototherapy devices, which can be used without physical separation from the new parents. These innovative devices ensure that dangerous levels of bilirubin can be treated as the baby is fed, held, clothed, diapered and cared for at home.
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