HemoHeel Infant Incision Device
HemoHeel Infant Incision Device is designed for a self-actuating, quick and easy neonatal heel incision. Made for precision and accuracy, this smart device will activate at a prescribed pressure and is specifically designed to decrease trauma to the infant while saving your facility money on multiple heel pricks, heel warmers and blood collection time.
Heel Incision Device Features:
- Self-actuates at a prescribed pressure
- Slices horizontally, resulting in less trauma and injury to the baby
- Shallow incision depth
- Surgical-grade steel blade for a clean incision site
- Ergonomic design
- Textured grip
- HemoHeel Infant Incision Device (50/bx)
- HemoHeel Preemie Incision Device (50/bx)
- HemoHeel Infant Incision Device, BULK PACK (50/bx, 8 bx/cs)
- HemoHeel Preemie Incision Device, BULK PACK (50/bx, 8 bx/cs)
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What is the purpose of pricking my baby's heel?
The heel prick test is a simple blood test that screens the infant for different metabolic and genetic diseases such as phenylketonuria (PKU), Hypothyroidism, galactosemia and sickle cell disease, among many others. All newborns appear normal at first, and without this test, any number of diseases will not be noticed without the baby exhibiting symptoms. By then, it might be too late. This test, which is required by law in all 50 states, helps the doctors identify and treat these diseases before they cause severe disability or even death.
It is usually administered within anywhere between 48 and 72 hours after birth. After cleaning the area, a healthcare professional uses a heel pricking device to safely make a shallow incision and draw a few drops of blood onto a piece of paper, creating a “blood spot,” which is used to test for various diseases and help to keep your child safe and healthy.