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?
Wunderlich, Becky and Elwell, Hannah, "Skin-to-skin Care Related to Thermoregulation" (2012). Pharmacy and Nursing Student Research and Evidence-Based Medicine Poster Session. 22.
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