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Mod Care J 2012, 9(2): 104-113 Back to browse issues page
Auditing of preventive nursing care regarding neonatal hypothermia at Shahid Beheshti Medical Sciences University selected hospitals in 2011
Sh Najafi Pur, M Rassouli , A Masoum Pur, A Kavousi
Assistant Professor Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences , rassouli.m@gmail.com
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  Background and Aim : Hypothermia is a condition in which body temperature drops to under normal range (36.5-37.5 C). Because hypothermia is a common problem with high morbidity before 28 days of age, in addition to rewarming newborns, the cause should be investigated and the infant should be hospitalized or referred to a special ward, immediately. The aim of the present study was to investigate nursing care conformity rate with existing standards, regarding prevention of neonatal hypothermia.

  Materials and Methods : In this descriptive study, 400 nursing emergency care regarding prevention of neonatal hypothermia were observed using a checklist. The checklist that was designed according to existing standards included standard care regarding prevention of hypothermia. Nursing care related to preventing of neonatal hypothermia conducted in the operating room, delivery room, nursery and NICU wards of Mahdiyeh, Emam Hosein, Shohada, and Taleghany hospitals affiliated to Medical Science University of Shahid Beheshti, was compared with checklist items. The obtained data was analyzed using descriptive statistics and c 2 test at the significant level P<0.05.

  Results: Total scores of preventive nursing care of hypothermia in all situations was moderate (38%). The most conformity rate with standards was in NICU (45%) and in nursery and labor wards (37%). The lowest conformity rate was in the operating room (34%).

  Conclusion : Nursing care related to prevention of neonatal hypothermia is far from standards, which can be attributed to carelessness of health providers, deficiency of training, and shortage of facilities and equipment.

Keywords: Nursing Audit, Hypothermia, Intensive Care Units, Neonatal, Neonatal Nursing, Infant, Newborn
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Type of Study: Descriptive |
Received: 2012/11/17 | Accepted: 2012/11/17
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Najafi Pur S, Rassouli M, Masoum Pur A, Kavousi A. Auditing of preventive nursing care regarding neonatal hypothermia at Shahid Beheshti Medical Sciences University selected hospitals in 2011. Mod Care J. 2012; 9 (2) :104-113
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