The effectiveness of prone position on physiological parameters in preterm infants

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/150662
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Presentation
Title:
The effectiveness of prone position on physiological parameters in preterm infants
Abstract:
The effectiveness of prone position on physiological parameters in preterm infants
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2007
Author:Chen, Yong-Chuan, RN, MS
P.I. Institution Name:Taichung Veterans General Hospital
Title:Associate Head Nurse
Co-Authors:Hui-Ming Hou, RN, MS and Ho-Mei Chang, RN, MSN
[Research Presentation] Background: In the last few years, prone position has been used increasing in mechanically ventilated preterm infants, and it may improve oxygenation. Objective: To test the effectiveness of prone position on physiological parameters (including heart rate, respiratory rate and oxygen saturation) of preterm infants. Method: This was an experimental, crossover and repeat measurement design. The preterm infants were gestation age of 26 to 36 weeks, postnatal age of 7 days, and without congenital abnormalities or sedation. Thirty infants eligible the inclusion criteria were randomly assigned to a prone-then-supine or supine-then-prone position sequence. They were placed prone or supine for 2 hours. During this protocol, ventilator and incubator settings remained unchanged. Infants were placed prone or supine position after nursing care activities. We measured physiological parameters about 1 hour after prone or supine. Heart rate, respiratory rate, and oxygen saturation were recorded every 1 minute by Draeger monitor. The data were statistically analyzed with repeated measures analysis of variance. Results: Infants in prone compared with supine position had higher oxygen saturation (F=12.135, p< .01), stabilized heart rate (F=5.82, p< .01) and respiratory rate (F=3.68, p< .01). Conclusion: We expect to provide the evidence for nurses to practice prone position for preterm infants to stabilized the vital signs and minimize the complications of hypoxia.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleThe effectiveness of prone position on physiological parameters in preterm infantsen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/150662-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">The effectiveness of prone position on physiological parameters in preterm infants</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2007</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Chen, Yong-Chuan, RN, MS</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Taichung Veterans General Hospital</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Associate Head Nurse</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">cyc1018@ms38.hinet.net</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Hui-Ming Hou, RN, MS and Ho-Mei Chang, RN, MSN</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">[Research Presentation] Background: In the last few years, prone position has been used increasing in mechanically ventilated preterm infants, and it may improve oxygenation. Objective: To test the effectiveness of prone position on physiological parameters (including heart rate, respiratory rate and oxygen saturation) of preterm infants. Method: This was an experimental, crossover and repeat measurement design. The preterm infants were gestation age of 26 to 36 weeks, postnatal age of 7 days, and without congenital abnormalities or sedation. Thirty infants eligible the inclusion criteria were randomly assigned to a prone-then-supine or supine-then-prone position sequence. They were placed prone or supine for 2 hours. During this protocol, ventilator and incubator settings remained unchanged. Infants were placed prone or supine position after nursing care activities. We measured physiological parameters about 1 hour after prone or supine. Heart rate, respiratory rate, and oxygen saturation were recorded every 1 minute by Draeger monitor. The data were statistically analyzed with repeated measures analysis of variance. Results: Infants in prone compared with supine position had higher oxygen saturation (F=12.135, p&lt; .01), stabilized heart rate (F=5.82, p&lt; .01) and respiratory rate (F=3.68, p&lt; .01). Conclusion: We expect to provide the evidence for nurses to practice prone position for preterm infants to stabilized the vital signs and minimize the complications of hypoxia.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T10:39:23Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T10:39:23Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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