Thermoregulation Best Practices Premature Infants

Thermal regulation is important in the care of the premature infant, with the goal of maintaining the infant in a neutral thermal environment. Normal axillary temperature in an infant is 36.5-37.4 degrees Celsius (97.7-93.3°F) with appropriate clothing, no respiratory distress, and while awake with an appropriate heart rate. (Riley 2012).

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