A study to assess the effectiveness of plastic bag wrapping in preventing hypothermia among preterm neonates

Arunprasad S., Ramesh S and Saravanan S

Hypothermia contributes to neonatal mortality and morbidity, especially in preterm and low birth weight infants in developing countries. Plastic bags covering the trunk and extremities of preterm and very low birth weight infants reduces hypothermia. This technique has not been studied in larger preterm infants or in many resource-limited settings. The objective was to determine if placing preterm and low birth weight infants inside a plastic bag at birth maintains normothermia.



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