Hi. I'm a fairly new NICU nurse and it was my first time last night to encounter a neonate who expired that was initially diagnosed with aspiration pneumonia. I would just like to know what would be the initial management for newborns with those condition? For those who were managed early, what's the prognosis?
Just a background: Infant was only 2 days old, delivered by a midwife @home and according to the mother was being breastfed when he suddenly started coughing. After tapping his back, he was apparently well until few hours PTA when he became cyanotic. When the baby was transferred from the ER to the NICU, he was already limp, has a plethoric face? pupils were fixed and was being ambubagged. He expired. Thank you very much in advance.
Undiagnosed congenital heart disorder? Malformation of the digestive system?
Last edit by HappyBunnyNurse on Nov 7, '10