These sterile mylar infant warming blankets are used to keep an infant warm by reducing evaporative and connective heat loss. They are used by rescue teams in the U.S., by surgery teams to keep adults from becoming too cold during surgery and by the U.S. military and perhaps most visibly by marathon runners to keep their body heat in once they've stopped running. The technology was actually developed in the 1970s by NASA to deflect heat, but it was soon discovered that the paper thin material could also retain heat as well.
The infant warming blankets have a little hood to wrap over the baby's head and they fold over at the bottom to keep the baby warm during transport. Infants are extremely susceptible to hypothermia. These blankets would be particularly effective in colder setting where infants need to be transported from homes or facilities to hospitals.
This sterile device comes packaged in a tiny rectangle and is extremely lightweight.
Hypothermia in Infants. WHO RHL Library
"In under-resourced settings in low- and middle-income countries, hypothermia at birth is one of the most important risk factors for morbidity and mortality in newborn infants of all birth weights and gestational ages."
"Prevention and management of hypothermia is one of the key interventions for reducing neonatal mortality and morbidity. According to UNICEF, such interventions can help reduce neonatal mortality or morbidity by 18%–42%"
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