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


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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