THE EFFECTIVENESS OF PLASTIC WRAPS TOWARD VITAL SIGNS CHANGES ON LOW BIRTH WEIGHT BABIES IN NEONATAL INTENSIVE CARE UNIT

Sugiarti, Titik and Kristiawati, Kristiawati and Krisnana, Ilya (2015) THE EFFECTIVENESS OF PLASTIC WRAPS TOWARD VITAL SIGNS CHANGES ON LOW BIRTH WEIGHT BABIES IN NEONATAL INTENSIVE CARE UNIT. In: The Proceeding of 6th International Nursing Conference: Emphasize the Art of Nursing on Research, Education into Clinical and Community Practice, November 16-17, 2015, Surabaya.

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Abstract

Introduction: Thermoregulation is very essential and challenging aspect in taking care low-weight newborn baby. Normal body temperature is obtained from the balance between production and loss of body heat. One of the particular problems on newborn babies, especially on low-weight newborn babies, is their incapability to sustain normal body temperature. Plastic wrap is one method that can be used to prevent hypothermia and increase baby’s body temperature, respiration rate and pulse rate, because of its low cost, easy to get and safe for the babies. The purpose of this study was to analyze vital signs changes before and after being given plastic wraps on low birth weight babies in NICU Emergency Room Soetomo General Hospital. Methods: This research used pra-experimental (one group pre-posttest design). Population in this research were low birth weight babies in NICU. Sampling technique was purposive sampling. Sample for this research were 30 low-weight newborn babies. Independent variable in this research was plastic wraps while the dependent variable was the vital signs changes. Data were collected by using observation sheet and was analyzed used Friedman statistics test and Wilcoxon signed rank test with α = 0.05. Result: The result showed that there were change in temperature, respiration rate and pulse rate before and after applying plastic wraps for 30 minutes, 60 minutes, and 90 minutes by the value of p = 0,000. Discussion: It can be concluded that plastic wraps was effective on vital signs changes on low birth weight and premature babies. Further research, need to take longer time for plastic wraps applying. Keywords: plastic wraps, vital signs, low birth weight babies, premature babies

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Poster)
Subjects: R Medicine > RT Nursing
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine, Health and Life Sciences > School of Medicine
Depositing User: Dimas Dwi Arbi
Date Deposited: 05 Jan 2017 06:50
Last Modified: 05 Jan 2017 06:50
URI: http://eprints.ners.unair.ac.id/id/eprint/461

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