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Premature Delivery Respiratory Therapists
Multiple.: Intraventricular brain hemorrhage is one of the most severe and can lead to cerebral palsy and poor neurodevelopmental outcomes. Necrotizing enterocolitis is another severe morbidity of preemies that may even prove fatal. Other problems: respiratory distress leading to bronchopulmonary dysplasia, retinopathy of prematurity, jaundice, poor feeding, temperature/electrolyte imbalances, apnea episodes. ...Read more
Very premature is a condition in which a baby is delivered between 28 and 31 weeks' gestation. Depending on how premature, how sick, and how lucky or unlucky a baby is, he can get brain problems, cerebral palsy, blindness, deafness, developmental problems, learning disabilities, severe lung diseases, infection and loss of some intestines, etc... Babies who are only moderately premature usually ...Read more
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Possibly: We are slowly learning more about early developmental influences and how early impressions may be formed. Some of this can probably be reversed by changes in approach a later ages, but difficult to really assess accurately. ...Read more
Absolutely: There have been many studies showing excellent lung function in children who suffered from respiratory distress syndrome as premies. However, these babies may be more susceptible to long term consequences to the developing lungs of viral infections, cigarette smoke and allergens. ...Read more
Yes: Generally respiratory distress following c section is because of fluid in the lungs that can take few hours to clear up , other times it really depends on the reason for the c section. If the c section is done because of fetal distress it indicates there was some problem already and c section is only incidental. ...Read more
Can you tell me how can the environment of traditional neonatal intensive care units (nicus) influence preterm babies cognitive, and social development?
NICUs and developmen: The noisy and painful experiences in nicus of the past appeared to affect babies development. Added to that, the lack of parental contact has been shown to be detrimental. Modern, progressive nicus encourage parents to participate in their baby's care or provide surrogates (cuddlers). They cluster care to minimize interruption of babies' natural cycles. They decrease noise and other stimuli. ...Read more
Extensive list: The risks are following depends how premature the baby is: rds -respiratory distress syndrome, bpd- bronchopulmonary dysplasia, pda- patent dustus arteriosus, nec- necrotising enterocolitis ivh- intracranial bleed rop- retinopathy of prematurity hypothermia feeding intolerance prolonged hospital stay sepsis cerebral palsy learning disabilities developmental delays death. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Delivery by cesarean section is one of the predisposing factors of neonatal respiratory distress syndrome, why? And how?
??RDS??: I would agree more cs babies have respiratory pbs than regular delivery but the issue is ttn ( transient tachypnea of the newborn) not rds.A trip down the birth canal helps squeeze some of the lung fluid out before birth, which does not happen for cs. About 10% of cs will have to work hard to clear that fluid & may require o2 & special care in the process.It usually clears in < 48hr. ...Read more
Less than 20 sec: Is probably okay, consult your board certified pediatrician. ...Read more
Development: Many nicus have developmental follow up clinics to evaluate progress and needs after going home from the nicu and the children are prescribed physical, occupational, and speech therapy as is warranted. The therapy occurs on developmentally appropriate levels which is often through play therapy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Specialized coating: Surfactant is one of the last things for a fetus to produce, like paint for your rooms, you get everything else built before the finish work.Prematurity can delay production.The material works on the walls of the air pockets in the lungs to keep them partially open when you exhale.Without the coating, these air pockets empty like a balloon & take excessive force to reopen.That gives respiratory pbs. ...Read more
Pitocin (oxytocin): Pitocin (oxytocin) is what your own body makes to help you squeeze out a baby. It helps increase the effectiveness of the contractions. Drs can add a supplement to assist labor & at proper doses it speeds the process.Babies can grow well during pregnancy with a cord/placenta that in not healthy enough to endure the stress of labor(leading to a distress pattern) nurses can stop added pit but not what u make. ...Read more
General concerns and questions about newborn with respiratory distress syndrome in intensive care?
Prematurity: Leads to immature lunga with inadequate surfactant, a detergent that helps keep alveoli open. High o2 concentrations can cause retrolentil fibroplasoia leading to blindness. ...Read more
I don't think so: these two entirely different areas of medicine ...Read more
Depends: None normally in a good institute. Interns have to show personal interest in learning the procedure. Some institutes allow rt to intubate, most don't and is in the realm of an experienced md like er, ICU or anesthesiologist who are experts in managing the airways. You can lose a life very easy. ...Read more
Can any health care professional such as pca's or respiratory therapists get certified to start IV's or injections?
Depends upon state: Yes, that is governed by the individual state and requires competency certification. ...Read more
Can respiratory therapists administer conscious sedation for certain respiratory procedures like bronchoscopies?
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Can respiratory therapists administer anesthesia under supervision of a anesthesiologist and start ivs and give injections?
They can't: You can help with some saline nasal spray. If it persists, you need to see your pediatrician or an ent. A respiratory therapist is usually a hospital based allied health professional who helps with respiratory care in the hospital... Ventilation management. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: Not usually. But they are trained to draw arterial blood gases. ...Read more
Treatments.: Respiratory therapists provide treatments of all types; some requiring machines call ventilators. If you have 'pulmonary'(lung) concerns then speak with your doctor; you may need to see a lung doctor(pulmonologist). ...Read more
None....: They should not.......nurse is supposed to...Get a more detailed answer ›
Respiratory: Therapists needed depend on the size and capability of the hospital. In any case, at any shift one is needed to take care of patients needs but has to alternate so more is needed. In ones with icu, rt's are needed to take are of vents. So the number needed is variable. ...Read more
When we should use PEEP 0 on MV? In which category of patients?
From : student Respiratory therapist
Not the site: This is situational and judgmental according to the case at hand, please refer to your tutors and text books, good luck ...Read more
Respiratory Therapy: A therapist in most hospitals has standard orders to choose standard medications based on the pulmonary function of the patient. These are according to strict established protocols. These are nebulizer medications such as albuterol. They do not "push" medications. Other medications such as steroids in the nebulizers are specifically ordered by physicians. ...Read more
How to become an RT: normally you need to go to a respiratory therapy school for anywhere from 1 to 4 years. You can google respiratory therapy schools. ...Read more
They can: They are trained to do that.Get a more detailed answer ›
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