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Name 4 types of heat loss.
1. Convection
2. Radiation
3. Evaporation
4. Conduction
Explain Convection
Flow of heat from body surface to cooler air.
Explain Radiation
Loss of heat from the body surface to a cooler solid surface not in direct contact, but in relative proximity.
Explain Evaporation
Loss of heat that occurs when a liquid is converted to a vapor.
Explain Conduction
Loss of heat from the body surface to cooler surfaces in direct contact.
When caring for a newborn, how do you prevent heat loss by convection?
Monitoring the temperature of the room.

Ensuring infant is adequately bunnied.

Keep bed away from open window, fan or air conditioning vent.
What measures sre implemented to avoid newborn heat loss by radiation?
Keeping infant away from any drafts, for example outside windows and air conditioners.
What measures are implemented to avoid heat loss by evaporation?
Dry infant immediately after birth.

When bathing, expose only one area at a time.

Drying infant quickly and thoroughly after bath.
What measures sre implemented to avoid newborn heat loss by conduction?
Use of radiant warmer and warm blankets.

Warm stethoscope and other instruments before use.

Pad the scale with a warm sheet before weighing the infant.