Enhanced monitoring of the preterm infant during stabilization in the delivery room
Boylan, Geraldine B.
Ryan, C. Anthony
Dempsey, Eugene M.
Monitoring of preterm infants in the delivery room (DR) remains limited. Current guidelines suggest that pulse oximetry should be available for all preterm infant deliveries, and that if intubated a colorimetric carbon dioxide detector should provide verification of correct endotracheal tube placement. These two methods of assessment represent the extent of objective monitoring of the newborn commonly performed in the DR. Monitoring non-invasive ventilation effectiveness (either by capnography or respiratory function monitoring) and cerebral oxygenation (near-infrared spectroscopy) is becoming more common within research settings. In this article, we will review the different modalities available for cardiorespiratory and neuromonitoring in the DR and assess the current evidence base on their feasibility, strengths, and limitations during preterm stabilization.
Preterm , Newly born infant , Monitoring , Neuromonitoring , Delivery-room , Stabilization , Resuscitation
Finn, D., Boylan, G. B., Ryan, C. A. and Dempsey, E. M. (2016) 'Enhanced Monitoring of the Preterm Infant during Stabilization in the Delivery Room', Frontiers in Pediatrics, 4(30). doi: 10.3389/fped.2016.00030
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