Posted 03 May 2012 - 05:21 AM
I am a paramedic from IL
I would like to know
How do you keep the baby's temperature
As we know the danger in infants
If you have an Inexpensive idea
please Share with me
Posted 03 May 2012 - 05:36 AM
Posted 03 May 2012 - 06:17 AM
Warm IV bags I am sure could work but I think that wrapping up the baby, covering its head, turning on the heat and let Mommy hold the baby to her chest is the best course of action.
If Mom has planned on breastfeeding I say let her! Skin to skin contact is great for body heat transfer and it will also help with any vaginal bleeding that may still be occuring to Mom. Put the blanket over baby and Mom for a little privact and you have killed several birds with one stone.
Posted 03 May 2012 - 06:29 AM
Posted 03 May 2012 - 09:17 AM
A large ziplock bag with an opening for the head works quite well. After you dry and stimulate, ditch the wet towels for a dry set. Cover the head.
How are you using the bag? I'm not seeing it...unless it's a really, really huge bag?
(Edit: My response assumed the terms 'infant' and 'baby' to mean any sick child. I was a little slow on the uptake when translating to 'newborn.' But my questions still stands.)
I like mom the best too. Of course we're about to start a massive flame war about inappropriately restrained mothers and infants.
It seems to me that mom not only to gives you a self regulating heat source but an emotional buffer as well, which can, again in my experience, make a huge difference on all of the respiratory distress calls that these youngsters seem to generate, as well as any call that can be positively influenced by trying to emotionally, instead of chemically, manage rates and pressures. (I have nothing but my anecdotal evidence to back my claims.)
Posted 03 May 2012 - 01:02 PM
Edited by chbare, 03 May 2012 - 01:03 PM.
Posted 03 May 2012 - 01:10 PM
Posted 03 May 2012 - 01:22 PM
The best way to keep a baby warm is the microwave. They are a little crispy but go well with ketchup.
Bloody hell Emergentologist lets get you a pizza stat!
Use two layers of glad wrap, works wonders
Posted 03 May 2012 - 01:27 PM
Posted 03 May 2012 - 01:37 PM
Our newborn / OB kit has a cotton blanket and space blanket to wrap them in ,
Placing them on mom's chest and covering both is excellent as long as neither require more interventions from us.
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