Thermomonitoring is critical in determining the correct choice in environmental temperature. By continuously measuring both central and a peripheral body temperature, caregivers can identify changes in the difference between these two temperatures, giving an early indication of thermal stress long before any change in the central temperature is seen.
Central-peripheral temperature monitoring, along with monitoring of air temperature and humidity in the incubator, allows caregivers to achieve temperature stability.
Learn more about the importance of monitoring the central-peripheral temperature.
Videos and Lectures
Title: Thermoregulation of Sick and Low Birth Weight
Neonates: Temperature Control. Temperature Monitoring. Thermal Environment (Hardcover)
Publisher: Springer, 1 Edition (November 10, 1995)
Description: This book gives a background on thermoregulation as it applies to low birth weight and sick neonates. It describes the physical principles of heat transfer from various heating devices, such as incubators, open radiant warmers, heated mattresses etc. used for neonatal care and temperature distribution throughout the body as well as the significance of simultaneous core and peripheral temperature monitoring. The book is writtenby several authors who are well-known in the field of
temperature regulation of neonates. The book is intended for use by all professionals, including doctors, scientists,students, and nurses, working in the field of neonatal care.