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|Title:||Radiant heat in the maintenance of normothermia in low birth weight infants|
|Citation:||Tan, K.L. (1978). Radiant heat in the maintenance of normothermia in low birth weight infants. Journal of the Singapore Paediatric Society 20 (3) : 154-158. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.|
|Abstract:||A simple method using incandescent bulbs for warming-up newborn infants and maintaining the normal body temperature thereafter was studied. This method was found to be extremely effective in rapidly warming-up low birth weight infants. Maintenance of normal body temperature was also found to be easily achieved. This simple method offers the following advantages: easy accessibility for nursing care and medical examination, simplicity of set-up and maintenance of equipment, and requirement of minimal storage space. It is especially suitable for tropical climates where the relative humidity is usually high. With this set-up a greater proportion of the nursing personnel's time could be devoted to infant care. Much of the time spent on sterilising and maintenance of incubators can be saved. This is important in nurseries short of nursing personnel. This simple method of keeping infants warm is recommended for nurseries in tropical countries especially where there is over-crowding and shortage of medical and nursing personnel.|
|Source Title:||Journal of the Singapore Paediatric Society|
|Appears in Collections:||Staff Publications|
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