humidity policies/standards

  1. I am inquiring about NICU humidity policies and/or standards...for the macroenvironment and the microenvironment. I would like to know what your parameters are for humidity levels, gestational ages, timing and, also, humidity parameters for the nursery itself. Thanks
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    Joined: Nov '07; Posts: 1
    night shift NICU
    Specialty: 15 year(s) of experience in NICU, ER and alittle adult ICU


  3. by   Sweeper933
    In regards to the humidity in the actual unit, I really have no clue what it is...

    For the babies, we initiate humidity for all babies <29 weeks and/or all babies <1000g. We start at 60%, and then go up or down depending on the condition of the baby's skin. All of our <29week babies go directly in to the Giraffe beds, which has humidity built into them. We continue to leave the humidity going for 2 weeks. For older/slightly bigger babies, we might stop the humidity before the 2 weeks is up. For the extremely micropremies (400g...) we may continue it after the 2 weeks depending on the condition of their skin.
  4. by   bubbly
    My unit uses humidity for babies 28 weeks or less. Those babies are placed in the Giraffe beds with the built in humidity system. We start them out on 70% and start weaning the humidity by 5% each shift on the 7th day. We wean them down to 40% by the 10th day which LOL is the actual humidity level in my unit. It is so humid where I live!