Friday, October 23, 2009

Indications for intubating neonates

The following are the indications for intubating a neonate:
  1. PaO2 less than 45mmHg while breathing 80 – 100% FiO2
  2. PaCO2 greater than 65mmHg
  3. Intractable metabolic Acidosis(B.E. less than -10 meq.)
  4. Marked retractions on CPAP
  5. Frequent episodes of apnea and bradycardia on CPAP

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