Colorimetric end-tidal carbon dioxide detectors in the delivery room: strengths and limitations. A case report.

Division of Newborn Services, Royal Women's Hospital, and University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia.
Journal of Pediatrics (Impact Factor: 3.74). 11/2005; 147(4):547-8. DOI: 10.1016/j.jpeds.2005.05.014
Source: PubMed

ABSTRACT Clinical assessment and end-tidal carbon dioxide (ETCO2) detectors are used to verify tracheal intubation in newborn infants. A case is presented in which an ETCO2 detector was misleading in determining endotracheal tube (ETT) position but useful in determining the efficacy of ventilation in an extremely preterm infant.

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