Neonate with Respiratory Distress
RR – 70
SpO2 – 89% in air
HR – 180
BP – 60/40
CRT – 3 secs
Apnoeas requiring BVM ventilation
Why We Simulated
In young babies presenting features are often non-specific so it is important to consider a range of diagnoses in the sick infant. During the bronchiolitis season we are at risk of missing cardiac babies if we don’t keep an open mind.
In UHL our prostaglandin is “Dinoprost” and there is a prescribing aid available on the intranet.
In a young baby with hypoxia not responding to oxygen consider cardiac causes.
Supported breathing well with BVM ventilation.
Recognition of likely cardiac cause in this patient.
Early administration of prostaglandin.