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Newborn Nursing Care

Tuesday, November 3rd, 2009

Always keep in mind when considering the newborn or to provide care that loses heat and this loss can occur in four ways:
Convection: is the flow of heat from the body surface to the ambient air is colder. This is why we must stay warm.
Radiation: is the loss of heat from the body surface to a cooler area that is not in direct contact but in a close relative.
Evaporation: Is the heat loss that occurs when a liquid becomes vapor newborn heat loss by evaporation occurs as a result of vaporacion moisture from the skin. This process is invisible and is known as insensible water loss (PIA). This loss may be intensified but dried in the RN after delivery or take long to dry after bathing. (more…)

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