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Premature Baby Saved by Plastic Incubator Bag

by Kathy Jones on August 9, 2010 at 10:12 PM
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 Premature Baby Saved by Plastic Incubator Bag

A paramedic acted quickly making a plastic incubator bag to save the life of a premature baby in Britain.

The girl, Sophie Thomlinson, was born in an ambulance when her mother was on her way to the hospital. Since ambulances do not have incubators, paramedic Rob Dalziel saved herlife by wrapping her in a yellow plastic bag.

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The bags are usually used to dispose hazardous medical material, the Daily Telegraph reported. The paramedic then used towels to keep the baby safe until the ambulance reached the Royal Berkshire Hospital in Reading.

"I was in a lot of pain and quite stressed not knowing what was going to happen. Giving birth 14 weeks premature is not ideal, especially on the side of the road," her mother Emily said.

Sophie spent two weeks in the ICU before being shifted to the John Radcliffe Hospital. Four months later she is back home.


Source: Medindia
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