Second Opinion About Oxygen TREATMENT

What are your thoughts on oxygen supplementation and how do they compare to your fellow healthcare practitioners’ thoughts? Take this short, 7-question poll to find out.

  • A term newborn was delivered by C-section for nonreassuring fetal heart rate and a history of decreased fetal growth. Apgar scores were 7 at 1 minute and 8 at 5 minutes, and no resuscitation beyond routine suctioning and warming was administered. The infant was transferred to the nursery for observation due to mild tachypnea without signs of respiratory distress. SpO2 was 82% both pre- and postductal, so supplemental oxygen was begun. At 6 hours of age, the patient was still receiving supplemental oxygen and remained tachypneic. SpO2 at that time was 91% preductal, but 81% postductal.
  • In recent years, noninvasive ventilation (NIV) has become more popular as a method of respiratory support in neonates. NIV refers to respiratory support without the use of an endotracheal tube.