Temperature instability during medical procedures in neonates admitted in the neonatal intensive care unit

Journal Title: Medpulse International Journal of Pediatrics - Year 2017, Vol 4, Issue 2


Objectives: To determine the temperature instability during medical procedures in neonates admitted in the NICU Methods: This prospective observational study was carried out in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Ramaiah Medical College Hospital on neonates requiring procedures such as PICC insertion, ECHO, surfactant therapy, umbilical vein catheterisation, venous cut down and lumbar puncture. Neonates with cardiovascular instability and neurological disorders were excluded. Procedures were carried out under radiant warmers in air mode and axillary temperature was measured before the procedure, immediately after, 15 and 30 minutes after the procedure. Quantitative parameters were expressed as mean ± standard deviation. Qualitative parameters were expressed as frequency and percentage. Results: The mean difference in temperature ± SD (in °F) before and after the procedure was found to be 0.228±0.53 overall. In neonates with basal hypothermia the increase was found to be 0.775±0.89. In neonates in normal range of baseline temperature was found to be 0.091±0.26. Conclusion: Variation in temperature occurs during common procedures in the NICU leading to an increase in temperature. This increase in temperature may cause overheating and its consequences.

Authors and Affiliations

S Mangalgi, M Sudheendra


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S Mangalgi, M Sudheendra (2017). Temperature instability during medical procedures in neonates admitted in the neonatal intensive care unit. Medpulse International Journal of Pediatrics, 4(2), 44-46. https://europub.co.uk/articles/-A-260282