Podcast 725: Hypothermia in Preterm Deliveries - The Emergency Medical Minute

Podcast 725: Hypothermia in Preterm Deliveries

Contributor: Aaron Lessen, MD

Educational Pearls:

  • Preterm deliveries in the ED can be complex and preventing hypothermia is essential to the health of the baby
  • Recent meta-analysis examined methods for warming preterm deliveries to prevent hypothermia
  • The most effective way to warm the baby is by wrapping them in plastic

References

Abiramalatha T, Ramaswamy VV, Bandyopadhyay T, et al. Delivery Room Interventions for Hypothermia in Preterm Neonates: A Systematic Review and Network Meta-analysis. JAMA Pediatr. 2021;175(9):e210775. doi:10.1001/jamapediatrics.2021.0775

Summarized by John Spartz, MS4 | Edited by Erik Verzemnieks, MD

 

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