Newborn Seizures vs Chills | allnurses

Newborn Seizures vs Chills

  1. 0 Im joseph, currently employed in a small hospital here in the Philippines.
    Recently I am having difficulty differentiating seizures to newborn and just plain chills.
    I have this patient who was diagnosed with sepsis.
    While I was making rounds, i noticed that the newborn was like having chills
    so i placed an extra blanket, and lowered the temp of the aircon.
    Until after few minutes, the baby began jerking.
    I called the attention of the physician and prepared 02 and valium in case.
    The order followed and the newborn went ok.

    Can somebody enlighten my curious and seeking mind.
  2. 3 Comments so far...

  3. Visit  Jolie profile page
    This thread provides some good information:
  4. Visit  kingramon15 profile page
    Tnx Jolie
  5. Visit  RNgonewild profile page
    Did you do a blood sugar on the baby? Any vital signs?