infant heel warmer

infant heel warmer

A contained source of chemically generated heat used to stimulate capillary circulation in the heel of a neonate, thus facilitating the collection of blood for laboratory analysis.

CAUTION!

The use of chemical heel warmers must be carefully monitored to avoid burning sensitive neonatal skin.
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The Heel Snuggler infant heel warmer wraps and rewraps securely around a baby's heel to offer warmth and comfort prior to a heel-stick procedure.
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