A Comparison of Polyethylene Bag and Radiant Warmer on Body Temperature in Term Infants

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/155869
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Presentation
Title:
A Comparison of Polyethylene Bag and Radiant Warmer on Body Temperature in Term Infants
Abstract:
A Comparison of Polyethylene Bag and Radiant Warmer on Body Temperature in Term Infants
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2010
Author:Punyavachira, Piyaporn, RN, MNS
P.I. Institution Name:Mahidol University
Title:Clinical Associate, Specialist in Maternal-Neonatal Nursing
Co-Authors:Nitaya Rotjananirunkit, RN, MNS
21st INRC [Research Presentation] Purpose: The purposes of this quasi experimental research were to compare the body temperature of newborn between  keeping warm by using polyethylene bag with blanket and placing newborn under radiant warmer. Methods: A random sampling and random assignment was used to select 60 subjects from full term newborns  in the labor room at Ramathibodi Hospital. The subjects were equally divided into two groups. The first group was kept warm by placing under radiant warmer while the second group by using polyethylene bag with blanket on crib. The labor room temperature was controlled  at 26 degrees Celsius or higher. Results: The results revealed  that the average body temperature of  the newborn between two groups were normal during the first 2 hours after birth. However, average decrease of rectal  temperature at 30 minute and 60 minute  after birth on the group of placing under radiant warmer was significantly lower than those of using polyethylene bag with blanket but then they were  not significantly difference between both groups at 90 minutes  and 120 minutes after birth. Conclusion: The finding of the study suggested that nurses should control the labor room temperature at higher than 26  degrees Celsius and keep the newborn warm by using polyethylene bag with blanket at least 2 hours after birth in order to prevent heat loss  in case of unavailable of radiant warmer.
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.titleA Comparison of Polyethylene Bag and Radiant Warmer on Body Temperature in Term Infantsen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/155869-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">A Comparison of Polyethylene Bag and Radiant Warmer on Body Temperature in Term 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">2010</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Punyavachira, Piyaporn, RN, MNS</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Mahidol University</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Clinical Associate, Specialist in Maternal-Neonatal Nursing</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">nrotja@hotmail.com</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Nitaya Rotjananirunkit, RN, MNS</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">21st INRC [Research Presentation] Purpose: The purposes of this quasi experimental research were to compare the body temperature of newborn between&nbsp; keeping warm by using polyethylene bag with blanket and placing newborn under radiant warmer. Methods: A random sampling and random assignment was used to select 60 subjects from full term newborns&nbsp; in the labor room at Ramathibodi Hospital. The subjects were equally divided into two groups. The first group was kept warm by placing under radiant warmer while the second group by using polyethylene bag with blanket on crib. The labor room temperature was controlled&nbsp; at 26 degrees Celsius or higher.&nbsp;Results: The results revealed&nbsp; that the average body temperature of&nbsp; the newborn between two groups were normal during the first 2 hours after birth. However, average decrease of rectal&nbsp; temperature at 30 minute and 60 minute&nbsp; after birth on the group of placing under radiant warmer was significantly lower than those of using polyethylene bag with blanket but then they were&nbsp; not significantly difference between both groups at 90 minutes&nbsp; and 120 minutes after birth. Conclusion: The finding of the study suggested that nurses should control the labor room temperature at higher than 26 &nbsp;degrees Celsius and keep the newborn warm by using polyethylene bag with blanket at least 2 hours after birth in order to prevent heat loss&nbsp; in case of unavailable of radiant warmer.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T14:13:59Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T14:13:59Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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