Newborn Seizures vs Chills

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    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.
    Tnx.
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    This thread provides some good information:

    http://allnurses.com/nicu-nursing-fo...er-321304.html
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    Tnx Jolie
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    Did you do a blood sugar on the baby? Any vital signs?


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