Mobile applications are becoming more important to peoples lives every day. Simple tools can make a big difference in how people perform their daily activities. NICU Timer was developed for a specific task that involves giving critical care to newborns and infants in hospital Neonatal Intensive Care Units and Delivery Rooms. The task was to keep caregivers informed both, visually and audibly, to the timing involved in each step of lifesaving procedures. The timer will speak the elapsed time in a loud and clear voice, so users do not have to take their eyes off the patient during a procedure.
This timer is especially helpful in either the instruction or practice of the American Academy of Pediatrics Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP) . In the NRP, the assessment of the newborn’s respirations, heart rate, and color prompt decisions to progress through the algorithm, with approximately 30 seconds allotted to complete each step. The NICU Timer, set to progressive 30 seconds intervals, can prompt staff to make decisions and help improve documentation.
The solution provided by Again Development, includes a simple, easy-to-use design that doesnt get in the way during an emergency situation.
The timer can be set for 5, 10, 15, 20, 25 and 30 minutes. The timer intervals can be set for 30, 60, 120, 180, 240 and 300 second intervals. When the timer is started, it counts up from 00:00.