The Infant Apnea Clinic at Beaumont Hospital - Dearborn is a clinic that provides follow up and evaluation of infants being monitored on home apnea monitoring devices. The babies seen in the clinic include those discharged from the NICU on monitors for apnea of prematurity, and infants referred from another NICU or other community providers for suspicion of apnea-related issues or chronic lung disease.
Smart, or memory monitors help to identify if an infant is having apnea episodes. Apnea is a pause in the breathing pattern that lasts for more than 20 seconds. Having shorter pauses may be normal in some infants, but can potentially lead to other problems such as Sudden Infant Death (SIDS).
How often will my baby be seen?
The first visit to the apnea center will be 6 to 8 weeks after your baby is sent home, then, as often as necessary. It is important to note these visits do not replace visits to your baby's doctor for regular checkups.
Why is it important to keep my appointment?
The apnea center is a multidisciplinary children's clinic designed to address medical, financial and emotional issues with home monitor use. Bring you monitor along with your baby to the appointment. The monitor has memory that will give the doctor the information necessary to determine if your baby can stop using the monitor.
Who will see my baby?
The same people who cared for your baby in the hospital will see your baby in the clinic.
What are the clinic hours and where is it located?
The apnea center schedules patients to be seen on the first and third Wednesday of every month, beginning at 11 a.m. and is located near the atrium in the Cancer Center on the first floor.
How do I make an appointment?
The first appointment will be made before you take your baby home from the hospital. Call 313-593-7135.
Where do I park?
You may use the hospital valet parking located at the main entrance of the hospital or you can park in the parking structure for a lesser cost.