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dc.contributor.authorRay, Robbieen_UK
dc.contributor.authorGodwin, Yvetteen_UK
dc.contributor.authorShepherd, Ashleyen_UK
dc.description.abstractBackground Blood sampling through heel lancing is the most common invasive painful procedure performed on newborn infants. Case Presentation We report the case of a five day old infant who sustained burns to the left foot and leg after the mother's hairdryer was used by the midwife to warm the baby's heel prior to capillary blood sampling (CBS) with an automated device. Conclusion Heel warming is not recommended for routine CBS although it is often practiced. If pre-warming is to be practiced, standardised devices should be used rather than improvised techniques. This will reduce the risk of injury to these infants.en_UK
dc.publisherBioMed Centralen_UK
dc.relationRay R, Godwin Y & Shepherd A (2011) Convective burn from use of hairdryer for heel warming prior to the heel prick test - a case report. BMC Pediatrics, 11.;
dc.rights© 2011 Ray et al; licensee BioMed Central Ltd. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.; Consent: Written consent was obtained from the infants parents for publication of this case report and the accompanying images.en_UK
dc.subjectheel punctureen_UK
dc.subjectheel warmingen_UK
dc.subjectPediatric nursingen_UK
dc.subjectNursing Careen_UK
dc.titleConvective burn from use of hairdryer for heel warming prior to the heel prick test - a case reporten_UK
dc.typeJournal Articleen_UK
dc.citation.jtitleBMC Pediatricsen_UK
dc.type.statusAM - Accepted Manuscripten_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationRoyal Infirmary of Edinburghen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationRoyal Hospital for Sick Children (NHS Lothian)en_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationHealth Sciences Research - Stirling - LEGACYen_UK
rioxxterms.typeJournal Article/Reviewen_UK
local.rioxx.authorRay, Robbie|en_UK
local.rioxx.authorGodwin, Yvette|en_UK
local.rioxx.authorShepherd, Ashley|0000-0002-7687-4586en_UK
local.rioxx.projectInternal Project|University of Stirling|
local.rioxx.filenameAS - Convective burn from use of hairdryer etc.pdfen_UK
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