After examining many national and foreign news cases with medical and nursing experts, we have identified critical moments in the identification process.
In particular, three critical moments have been identified:
– When several parties occur simultaneously (within 10 minutes); the percentage of this event is relatively rare, (about 1/40 spontaneous deliveries),
– Serious neonatal complications at birth involving interventions on the newborn, which can distract the attention of operators from the identification process.
– Night hours, due to the decrease in attention of operators that can occur due to the circadian rhythm.
-In the Nursery, in moments of aggregation, when newborns are undressed to be washed or examined, due to the slipping of the neonatal bracelet, reported in 10-20% of births, and the loss of the bracelet reported in about 1/100 newborns. This occurrence, which often occurs during undressing, is due to 2 factors; to bracelets that are left too wide, to prevent them from causing damage to blood circulation; and to the physiological decline that physiologically reduces both the circumference of the hands and feet.
-The exchange of clothes;
– The early elimination of the neonatal bracelet, upon discharge, which does not allow to verify, even at home, the correspondence of the identification number.
In order to improve the safety of the procedure, we have adopted a new patented “NIDO LINK” system which, in summary, allows you to connect the kit to the mother before entering the delivery / operating room and to identify the baby at birth before birth. cutting of the umbilical cord, with a clamp with the same number of the neonatal cuff and of the mother, which will guarantee, until arrival at home, a safe mother-child identification.