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Skin-to-skin care, thermoregulation


Skin-to-skin contact can reduce neonatal mortality or morbidity by 18-42%. After birth temperature regulation is essential in newborn babies. Skin-to-skin benefits include: regulating heart rate, temperature, and respirations; greater weight gain. The purpose of this study is to determine if skin-to-skin care is more efficient in stabilizing the temperature of a full-term infant than using a radiant warmer. If so, why are radiant warmers still used on health full-term infants if skin-to-skin has more benefits?

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