Vitamin A injections in VLBW preemies!! - page 2

I took care of a 610 gm. preemie the other day who is being given IM injections of Vit. A 3x a week. I've never seen this before, it's a new tx for chronic lung disease...apparently it can't be given... Read More

  1. by   justjenny
    We give it at our hospital. 2-3 x's per week...I believe it is for their eyes - NOT for chronic lung disease. We use a 30G needle and yes- the first time I gave an injection I expected to hit bone in such a tiny baby...but nope...I have never seen a baby with a "huge bruise" on the thigh from it either...perhaps someones technique was a little off??

    Jenny
  2. by   EricJRN
    Interesting. I know that Vitamin E has a role in preventing ROP, but I've only seen Vitamin A given for prevention of lung disease.
  3. by   MA Nurse
    Quote from EricEnfermero
    Interesting. I know that Vitamin E has a role in preventing ROP, but I've only seen Vitamin A given for prevention of lung disease.
    You're right, Vit. E is for eyes and Vit. A is for lung disease.
  4. by   justjenny
    :-)
    Last edit by justjenny on Sep 19, '06
  5. by   justjenny
    Quote from justjenny
    We give it at our hospital. 2-3 x's per week...I believe it is for their eyes - NOT for chronic lung disease.
    Jenny

    My bad...it is for prevention of BPD

    http://neoreviews.aappublications.or...xtract/1/1/e11

    Guess I should read up on the subject more ,huh?

    Jenny

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