Safe heat application for pediatric patients: A hot item

Simone Ebbinghaus, Hitomi Kobayashi

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Topical heat application has a number of therapeutic uses in nursing practice. However, factors such as surface temperature and duration of heat exposure to the modality used may result in accidental burning. The purpose of this clinical project was to find an effective and safe method of heat application for the pediatric population. Based on literature findings, the practice of heat therapy requires careful consideration of the benefits and risks involved and vigilant monitoring.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)168-175
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Nursing Care Quality
Issue number2
StatePublished - Apr 2010
Externally publishedYes


  • Burns
  • Evidence-based practice
  • Heat
  • Patient safety
  • Pediatric
  • Temperature


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