Assessment of thermal conditions in neonatal care: use of a manikin of premature baby size.

@article{Sarman1992AssessmentOT,
  title={Assessment of thermal conditions in neonatal care: use of a manikin of premature baby size.},
  author={Ihsan Sarman and Delmas Bolin and Ingvar Holm{\'e}r and R. Tunell},
  journal={American journal of perinatology},
  year={1992},
  volume={9 4},
  pages={239-46}
}
A thermal manikin of the size of a 1 kg premature baby has been constructed. The nonevaporative heat loss from eight different regions and the total heat loss were measured. The measurements of heat loss have high repeatability and the values are in good agreement with measurements of dry heat loss for premature babies, using indirect calorimetry. The heat losses from the manikin in a single-walled, air-heated incubator and on a recently described heated, water-filled mattress have been… CONTINUE READING