Learning Objective 1: create innovation for controlling body temperature of term infants.
Learning Objective 2: have innovation applying to prevent heat loss in case of unavailable of radiant warmer.
Methods: A random sampling and random assignment was used to select 60 subjects from full term newborns in the labour room at
Results: The results revealed that the everage 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 labour room temperature at higher than 26 íC 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.
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