Differences in Temperature Changes in Premature Infants During Invasive Procedures in Incubators and Radiant Warmers

Ludwy Handhayanti, Yeni Rustina, Tri Budiati

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Abstract

Premature infants tend to lose heat quickly. This loss can be aggravated when they have received an invasive procedure involving a venous puncture. This research uses crossover design by conducting 2 intervention tests to compare 2 different treatments on the same sample. This research involved 2 groups with 18 premature infants in each. The process of data analysis used a statistical independent t test. Interventions conducted in an open incubator showed a p value of.001 which statistically related to heat loss in premature infants. In contrast, the radiant warmer p value of.001 statistically referred to a different range of heat gain before and after the venous puncture was given. The radiant warmer saved the premature infant from hypothermia during the invasive procedure. However, it is inadvisable for routine care of newborn infants since it can increase insensible water loss.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)102-106
Number of pages5
JournalComprehensive Child and Adolescent Nursing
Volume40
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 30 Nov 2017

Keywords

  • Body temperature of premature infant
  • incubator
  • invasive procedure venous puncture
  • radiant warmer

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