A 35-year-old member asked:
What's an apnea monitor and who must have one?
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Specializes in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Newborns usually: An apnea monitor is used to let you know if a child stops breathing. Some newborns respiratory drive is abnormal and they pause their breathing. They will usually start breathing again when they are roused. The monitor lets you know when attention is needed.
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Last updated Dec 12, 2019
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