Use Infant Heel Warmers with Care
MedSun: Newsletter #38, July 2009

By: Diane Dwyer, RN, BSN

FDA Medical Device Safety Website (Article reprinted from April Nursing2009, Volume 39, Issue 4)

The article provides recommendations so as to avoid patient and caregiver complications associated with the use of infant heel warmers.

Additional Information:

Use Infant Heel Warmers with Care. Diane Dwyer, RN, BSN. FDA Medical Device Safety Website. April 2009.
http://www.fda.gov/MedicalDevices/Safety/AlertsandNotices/TipsandArticlesonDeviceSafety/ucm129270.htm

FDA Patient Safety News (video). Avoiding Infant Burns from Heel Warmers. July 2009.
http://www.accessdata.fda.gov/scripts/cdrh/cfdocs/psn/transcript.cfm?show=88#6


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