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A temperature probe measures a baby's skin temperature. The
probe is part of an environmental control system used to help regulate a baby's
A small device is held in place on the surface
of a baby's skin. Temperature measurements are transmitted by a long wire to a
probe, which also connects to a warmer. Different types of warmers are used,
depending on where a baby is lying. Readings from the probe automatically
adjust the temperature of a baby's isolette or overhead heater. When a baby's
skin temperature is too low, the probe signals a warmer to increase the amount
of heat it gives out. A skin temperature that is too high signals the warmer to
These devices are used in a variety of hospital
settings, such as delivery rooms, to warm babies immediately after birth and in
neonatal intensive care units (NICU).
Current as of:
November 20, 2015
Sarah Marshall, MD - Family Medicine & Kimberly Dow, MD, FRCPC - Neonatology
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