Accidental overheating of a newborn under an infant radiant warmer: a lesson for future use

    loading  Checking for direct PDF access through Ovid

Abstract

A fully functional radiant warmer induced rapid and continuous increases in regional skin temperatures, heart rate, mean arterial blood pressure and respiratory rate in a newborn patient without corrective action. We report this case of passive overheating to create awareness of the risks associated with regulating radiant heat output based upon a single servo-controlled temperature.

Related Topics

    loading  Loading Related Articles