The GE Healthcare BiliSoft LED Phototherapy System delivers phototherapy for effective treatment of neonatal jaundice also known as hyperbilirubinemia, a condition when the infant has too much bilirubin in the blood causing jaundice and other conditions. Jaundice is treated by placing the infant under fluorescent lights with a specific light wavelength to break down the bilirubin. What sets the BiliSoft system from other products on the market is the technology is built into a pad allowing the infant to be swaddled for direct light contact rather than lying in an incubator with an overhead lamp. The pad also provides comfort since it allows the infant to be held during treatment for important infant-parent bonding.
The unit is also extremely quiet during operation to not disturb the infant and encourage sleep and growth during treatment. The BiliSoft's blue LED light intensity and spectrum meets or exceeds the recommendations of the American Academy of Pediatrics. It's also more effective over other methods because distance is eliminated with direct contact with the infant's skin. This therapy can be incorporated with overhead lights for dual therapy when infant needs intensive phototherapy treatment.
Features and Benefits:
Flame-retardant, soft cover
Encourages infant-parent bonding
System can be used at a hospital or at home
Provides light spectrum for healing
Reduces light distance
Covers more surface area over fiber optic and overhead lamps