Temperature measurement in the preterm and term neonate: a review of the literature

Smith, Jacqueline, Alcock, Gary, and Usher, Kim (2013) Temperature measurement in the preterm and term neonate: a review of the literature. Neonatal Network, 32 (1). pp. 16-25.

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Abstract

The maintenance of a constant body temperature is important to all humans but even more so for newborn babies (neonates), especially those born pre-term. Because accurate measurement of body temperature is an important component of thermoregulation management in the neonate, a review of the literature was undertaken to determine the most appropriate method and site of temperature measurement in both the preterm and term neonate. The available evidence indicates that the axilla remains the most common place for temperature measurement.

Item ID: 25557
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1539-2880
Date Deposited: 06 Sep 2013 00:22
FoR Codes: 11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1114 Paediatrics and Reproductive Medicine > 111401 Foetal Development and Medicine @ 100%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9205 Specific Population Health (excl. Indigenous Health) > 920501 Child Health @ 100%
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