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Nursing Care for Premature Infants (Body Temperature and Basic Care)

2021.09.02 / Thursday

Nursing Care for Premature Infants (Body Temperature and Basic Care)

Nursing care for premature infants

In the previous article, we explained in detail the concept of premature infants and the importance of necessary care for premature infants.

This article will discuss in detail how to provide necessary and appropriate care for premature infants.


First of all, given the particularity of premature infants, nursing staff should have a high sense of responsibility, rich medical knowledge and nursing experience.

All care and treatment should be concentrated in the box as far as possible, nursing staff should be gentle, the most important is to avoid unnecessary examination and movement, reduce the stimulation of care, to avoid artificial adverse effects on premature babies.


Secondly, the temperature of premature infants should be measured every four hours to ensure the constant state of premature infants. In order to reduce the workload of nursing staff, it is recommended to adopt the continuous temperature monitoring tool, which monitors the temperature of children with the medical temperature sensor.


As for the constant body temperature of premature infants, the 24-hour monitoring statistics of the body temperature probe showed that the skin temperature of premature infants was at 36-37, and the anal temperature was at 36.5-37.5.

When the nursing staff found that the temperature of premature infants is different from this value, they should take corresponding measures in time.


Caregivers also need to closely monitor the premature infant's vital signs, as well as crying, vomiting, skin conditions, sclera infection, consciousness, reactions, muscle tone, and urine and feces.


When the child's condition tends to plateau, appropriate sensory stimulation can be given.

This includes minimal physical activity, massage and touch, enfolding of the mother's voice, and providing visual decoration to promote physiological stability in premature infants, which contributes to weight gain and intellectual development.