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Systemic Air Embolism in Neonate with Respiratory Distress Syndrome on a Ventilator

Purpose:

To evaluate a neonate with the respiratory distress syndrome for evidence of systemic air embolism.

Specialty:

Pulmonary Disease, Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine

Objective:

risk factors, complications

ICD-10:

P22.0, T79.0, O88.0

Description:

The use of mechanical ventilation to support a neonate with acute respiratory distress can result in systemic air embolism, which can be fatal.

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