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What is the process of endotracheal intubation like for the preemie?
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Dr. Donna Wilkins
Pediatrics - Neonatology
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In brief: Preemie intubation
Preemies are intubated with an endotracheal tube whose size is based on the baby's body weight.
They are awake and sometimes receive some sedation when placed on a ventilator. If the intubation is just for surfactant administration and then the tube is removed they are not usually sedated.

In brief: Preemie intubation
Preemies are intubated with an endotracheal tube whose size is based on the baby's body weight.
They are awake and sometimes receive some sedation when placed on a ventilator. If the intubation is just for surfactant administration and then the tube is removed they are not usually sedated.
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