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Umbilical cord clamp

After the cord is clamped and cut, the newborn wears a plastic clip on the navel area until the compressed region of the cord has dried and sealed sufficiently.

The length of umbilical left attached to the newborn varies by practice; in most hospital settings the length of cord left attached after clamping and cutting is minimal.

Studies have calculated that clamping after 2–3 minutes provides 40 ml/kg bodyweight more blood, which, for the average newborn, can amount to 75 mg of additional iron.

The remaining umbilical stub remains for up to 10 days as it dries and then falls off.

Clinical Scientists have discovered the added advantages of the more physiological approach to cord clamping.

According to Division of Reproductive Health (Technical Support).Maternal and Newborn Health / Safe Motherhood Essential Newborn Care. Report of a Technical Working Group (Trieste, 25-29 April 1994)

Clean delivery and clean cord care can be ensured everywhere: in health facilities by policies and practices for prevention, detection, and control of nosocomial infections; in home deliveries by strengthening standards of cleanliness by using disposable delivery kits

Challenges:

In economically challenged countries, epidemics of cord infections continue to occur and are the most important cause of neonatal morbidity and mortality.

  • Sterility
  • Cost-effective
  • Discourage reuse   
  • Are aware of the risks of inadequate sealing of the umbilical cord                   

             

 

 

 

Solution:

  • Cost effective 3 D printed Clamp
  • Low refill
  • Resolution 0.25
  • Reusable by simple sterilization techniques.
  • Simple and easy to use in economically challenged hospitals.