Neonatal Intubation (Specific Considerations)
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Although first described in animals in mythologies and ancient civilizations (Raju 1999), neonatal endotracheal intubation was first recommended as resuscitation practice at birth in Parisian maternities at the beginning of the nineteenth century (Obladen 2009). Techniques and opinions relative to this practice dramatically evolved in the next years until it was finally considered as a life-saving practice for compromised newborns in the late 1920s and early 1930s. This procedure requires specific skills due to potentially life-threatening situation, small size of babies, and particular physiological status of newborns. This chapter will cover the specificities of neonatal intubation regarding its physiological effects, possible adverse effects, and recommended practice.
KeywordsEndotracheal Intubation Cerebral Blood Flow Velocity Noninvasive Ventilation Delivery Room Term Newborn
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