Exsanguination, saved in a timely manner by the plastic wrap: a case review

Smith, J., and Usher, K. (2013) Exsanguination, saved in a timely manner by the plastic wrap: a case review. Journal of Neonatal Nursing, 19 (1). pp. 3-9.

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Introduction Plastic wrap is an example of an intervention developed to prevent or minimise heat loss in the newborn. Plastic wrap enables clinical staff easy of access and visualisation of the newborn at all times.

Case presentation A 24-week infant was placed in a plastic wrap as part of a clinical trial. A cord bleed was noticed soon after birth. The rapidness of the problem indicated an additional advantage of the application of plastic wrap.

Item ID: 25178
Item Type: Article (Case Study)
ISSN: 1878-089X
Keywords: premature; infant; thermoregulation; temperature; plastic wrap; exsanguination; easy access; observation
Date Deposited: 03 Mar 2013 22:55
FoR Codes: 11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1110 Nursing > 111003 Clinical Nursing: Secondary (Acute Care) @ 50%
11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1114 Paediatrics and Reproductive Medicine > 111403 Paediatrics @ 50%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9202 Health and Support Services > 920210 Nursing @ 50%
92 HEALTH > 9205 Specific Population Health (excl. Indigenous Health) > 920501 Child Health @ 50%
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