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Sandie95 Sandie95
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What is the rationale for placing a preterm infant born at 34 weeks of gestation in an incubator?
 
  a. The infant has a small body surface-to-weight ratio.
  b. Heat increases the flow of oxygen to the extremities.
  c. The infant's temperature control mechanism is immature.
  d. Heat within the incubator facilitates drainage of mucus.
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smzn
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ANS: C
The preterm infant is at risk for heat loss for several reasons, one of which is that the heat regulating center in the brain is immature.
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