Ms. Lund discusses how to achieve and maintain normothermia and combat transepidermal water loss. Care practices to reduce skin injuries in this population are addressed. In addition, neuro-protective strategies, respiratory care, and other caregiving practices are examined in light of the new curriculum developed for educating practitioners who care for the micropremie.
Discuss strategies to address extremely increased transepidermal water loss and evaporative heat loss in ELBW infants.
Describe treatment for skin breakdown due to the use of medical adhesives, skin disinfectants, and medical devices such as NCPAP in ELBW infants.
Identify strategies for protecting the developing brain in the ELBW infant.