Paramedic Saves Baby's Life by Improvising Incubator with a Plastic Bag

Sophie Thomlinson weighed under 2 pounds when she was born in the back of an ambulance in the middle of a blizzard. There was no incubator in the vehicle, but it was necessary to keep her warm until they arrived at the hospital. So the attending paramedic improvised a solution:

But paramedic Rob Dalziel, 37, was able to keep her moist by wrapping her in a yellow plastic bag usually used for disposing of hazardous medical supplies.

He then used towels to cocoon the child and keep her body temperature at a safe level and forced air into her lungs to ensure she kept breathing as the ambulance continued on to Royal Berkshire Hospital in Reading.


Link | Photo (unrelated) by Flickr user Police_Man_Liam used under Creative Commons license

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The plastic bag & blankets I don't find that interesting, kind of a simple obvious solution that goes well with training..like stated above. But, I do have to say kudos to the medic because it was such a small preme that I am sure it was a stressful run. Good job!
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