Children's doctors concern over number of premature babies at hypothermia risk



Leading children's doctors have raised concerns over the number of premature babies being put at risk of hypothermia.
The Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH) said that it was "concerning" that one in 20 premature babies are not having their temperature recorded in a timely manner.
A new audit by the college reveals that 5.5% of babies born at less than 32 weeks did not have their temperature recorded within an hour after birth.
The report highlights the importance of taking a baby's temperature on admission to the neonatal unit as low admission temperature has... read more

 
27 September 2016 in Regional East, Views: 39
Source: Belper News
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