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Endotracheal Tube Size in Neonates

Purpose:

To determine the endotracheal tube size needed for a newborn infant.

Specialty:

Pulmonology
Emergency Medicine
Pedatrics

Objective:

other testing, options

ICD-10:

T88.4, Y65.4

Description:

The appropriate size of the endotracheal tube to use in an emergency is important to ensure optimal oxygenation and to minimize trauma during insertion. The proper size in newborn infants can often be determined from gestational age and/or birth weight.

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