Features & Benefits
Safety and comfort – Gel-based material for safe transport in or between hospitals.
Reduction of cold stress – Keeps the infant warm during transport, minimising the risk of
Hygiene – Single-use mattress, which minimises the risk of cross-infection.
Convenience – Portable heat source; no electricity required.
Appropriate temperature – Delivers approximately 39.5°C/103°F of warm therapy when activated at
room temperature and will not exceed 40.5°C/105°F.
Ease of use – Simple disc activation.
Lotus births – Can be used when planning on delayed clamping and lotus births
Highly recommend – To use when babies are born during labour/delivery suite, and most definitely for
home births to help aid warmth.
Unique – The unique gelatinous texture and soft allows a ‘nest’ to be created, optimising the positioning
of new-born infants.
Cushions – Vibrations are cushioned and absorbed by the soft surface while transporting a new-born.
There are four ways in which a neonate loses body heat:
- Evaporation: When amniotic fluid evaporates from the skin. Evaporative losses may be insensible (from skin and breathing) or sensible (sweating). Other factors that
contribute to evaporative loss are the newborn’s surface area, vapor pressure and air velocity. This is the greatest source of heat loss at birth.
- Conduction: When the newborn is placed naked on a cooler surface, such as table, scale, cold bed. The transfer of heat between two solid objects that are touching, is
influenced by the size of the surface area in contact and the temperature gradient between surfaces.
- Convection: When the newborn is exposed to cool surrounding air or to a draft from open doors, windows or fans, the transfer of heat from the newborn to air or liquid
is affected by the newborn’s large surface area, air flow (drafts, ventilation systems, etc), and temperature gradient.
- Radiation: When the newborn is near cool objects, walls, tables, cabinets, without actually being in contact with them. The transfer of heat between solid surfaces that
are not touching. Factors that affect heat change due to radiation are temperature gradient between the two surfaces, surface area of the solid surfaces and distance between solid surfaces. This is the greatest source of heat loss after birth.
Stages of Neonatal Hypothermia:
- Mild hypothermia: with ranges between 36 and 36.4°C
- Moderate hypothermia: ranging between 32 and 35.9°C
- Severe hypothermia: with any temperature below 32°C.
Thermoregulation Whitepapers: https://nicheofficesolutions-my.sharepoint.com/personal/sales2_nicheofficesolutions_onmicrosoft_com/Documents/Marketing/Research/Midwifery/Thermoregulation%20document.pdf
TransWarmer infant transport mattress: Government Report
Resuscitation from hypothermia: emj.bmj.com/content/20/5/487
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