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CPAP and Sedation .


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We sometimes use low dose morphine infusion on our bigger babies. We use other means first like pacifiers, sucrose, kangaroo'ing but in the end, sedation is a possibility.If we have an increase of PCO2 within the next 24 to 48 hrs post sedation use, most likely we stop the sedation.

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Dear friends ,

I do agree with Stefan.for effective CPAP cooperation of baby is must.we use pacifier routinely in large baby ,some time a single dose of sedative will help .we use phenobarbitone 5 mg/kg once only.before that we ruled out hypoxemia and hypercarbia as well as over/under distention of lung by x-ray chest ,optimum CPAP help in reducing agitaton of infant.


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We don't use sedation either - well fitting prongs and hat, positioning, swaddling, pacifier, occasionally a little dextrose gel. Meticulous nursing care and attention is essential.

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