Cleaning the incubator in a nursery is a major step in taking care of the neonate.
Once a baby is discharged the incubator in which that baby was placed must be thoroughly cleaned and disinfected.
Babies who stay for a long time in the nursery must be moved to clean beds every week.
The incubator when it is being cleaned,all the detachable parts must be removed and scrubbed meticulously.
A mild soap or a mild detergent can be used for the cleaning.
The fans and fliters in the incubators must be cleaned as per the instructions by the manufacturer.
The matresses used in the incubators are sterilised by gas.
If any cracks appear on the surface they should be replaced immediately.
Incubators when not in use should be thoroughly dried by running the incubator hot without water in the reservoir for 24 hours after disinfection.