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Report On the Feasibility of Using Skin Temperature Probe to Monitor the Neonates Buttock Temperature

2019.06.05 / Wednesday

Report On the Feasibility of Using Skin Temperature Probe to Monitor the Neonates Buttock Temperature


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Temperature monitoring has always been an important item in newborn care. At present, a number of data can show that there is no significant difference between newborn back temperature and anus temperature, which has been widely used in clinical practice.

However, the advantages of using a skin temperature probe to monitor the buttock temperature compared with the anal temperature of premature infants in a warm box will be analyzed in this paper.


Most infants who need to use warm boxes are premature infants and infants with very low body weight. The skin of these infants is more fragile than normal infants. Repeated measurement of anal temperature may damage their anus and rectal mucosa, and improper operation may even cause intestinal perforation and other important consequences.

And choosing buttock temperature measurement, the diapers can have the effect of fixed the skin temperature probe, greatly increased the success rate of the temperature and the temperature sensor is a kind of real-time temperature monitoring tool, also better to avoid the repetition of temperature measurement and potential problems, one-time use more security, and improve the efficiency of nursing work.


In the measurement of buttock temperature, it should be noted that since the premature infant's body temperature regulation function has not been fully developed and lacks the independent body temperature regulation function of sweat and chills, the body temperature will change with the change of external environment temperature.


Therefore, it is very important to maintain the appropriate temperature and humidity in the cabinet. The use of disposable skin temperature probe can avoid repeatedly opening the warm box. Buttock temperature and dorsal temperature are both measures of skin temperature. Skin temperature should be measured with warm limbs and good peripheral circulation. If hypothermia and shock occur, other measures should be chosen.