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Thursday, January 28, 2010

How to decrease chance of brain injury to neonates

Decrease chance of brain injury by...
  1. Handle baby gently
  2. No trendelenberg
  3. Avoid excessive pressure on CPAP
  4. Use SpO2 and ABG to gradually adjust FiO2, as rapid chanages in CO2 result in increased risk of intracraneal bleeding
  5. Do not give rapid infusions of fluid
  6. Avoid hypertonic solutions

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