~Approximately 1-pound premature baby girl presents to EMS in towel with gasping respirations. Fire crew suctioned, dried, and cut the cord. Patient is cyanotic and limp, without palpable pulse. Patient transferred immediately to unit and ventilated. Chest compressions also started. Patient began grunting during ventilation and color improved from cyanotic to red. Upon arrival at ER patient has weak cry, is opening eyes, and moves all extremities.
Tuesday, September 20, 2011