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hi, I want to ask the group if you use the Silverman score to assess respiratory status in preterm and term infants.

in our service we stop using it a few years ago.




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We do use it for our term babies in birth centers, but not in the NICU. It gives the nurses a way to do a consistent respiratory assessment, as well as communicate the baby's symptoms in a routine manner. They must score all babies at birth at least once (if zero, they are done), but score> 0 is scored until it becomes 0 (i.e. resp issues resolve), or NICU assessment is done. Score of >4 is "out the door" generally, which means transferred to NICU for evaluation and support.

Pat Scheans, DNP, NNP-BC

Legacy Health

Portland, Oregon USA

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