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Brooder

 

a device for the localized warming of young poultry in the first weeks of life. In the USSR electric brooders, in which the temperature can be changed by a regulatory screw and maintained automatically by means of a thermostat, are the most common type. In gas brooders, the air under the hood is heated by the burner flame or a ceramic radiator heated by it; air access to the burner is regulated by a thermostat. One electric or gas brooder will hold 500 chicks. Stoves with horizontal flues and pipes with central water heating, laid along or across the poultry house (covered with awnings), are also used for warming young fowl; in poultry factories battery brooders are used.

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Neonatal intensive care unit: The neonatal intensive care unit is an area within a health care institution where only specialised health personnel provide care to sick infants requiring close monitoring via highly sophisticated technological equipment (Klein, Alan & Canon, 1998:28).
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The Chula Vista facility also includes a Level II neonatal intensive care unit for low birth-weight babies, physical, occupational and speech rehabilitation, cancer care services, and a full range of surgical services including plastic, orthopedic, thoracic/vascular, urology and general surgery; and neurology.
Julia Mallyon, a nurse in the neonatal intensive care unit, where there is strong support for a union, cited another hospital district in San Diego County that recently granted union recognition to its nurses based on the union authorization card process.
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One of the main reasons we voted in favor is to have safe staffing with our patients, which we currently don't have,'' said Linda Pickford, a registered nurse for 21 years in the neonatal intensive care unit.

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