How to save newborns
• How to save infants
Small lumps, some the size of a palm, vulnerable to infections and difficulties, but extremely resistant, with the first seconds of his birth ready to fight for his life. The other day we were in the intensive care unit for premature babies and want to tell you how it works department
The department received the heaviest children of all maternity homes of Moscow. Transportation of these children is a field of neonatal resuscitation brigade.
From the hospital a call comes in, and a team consisting of a doctor and a paramedic leaves the place and brings the child to the emergency department. Here children are to stabilize the condition.
Children are on mechanical ventilation, since the light from them is not completely straightened, and when there is a manifestation of severe respiratory failure. Restoration of respiratory function occurs just in this department.
In recent years, medicine has made considerable progress in the treatment of respiratory failure, there was a lot of new equipment, and for children, especially premature with extremely low birth weight, doctors try to carry out non-invasive mechanical ventilation, ie without intubation (without entering the tube into the larynx) child. Doctors use this method, which is called "nasal CPAP", when it is easy to create in the same pressure as in the tracheal intubation during full mechanical ventilation. Specialization of intensive care - premature babies, as the whole body is designed for children's nursing is their, but also come here and full-term infants with birth injuries, swallowing water during labor, or those who have observed convulsions.
Such branches of the second stage in Moscow a few: the separation at the 7th (where we are, strictly speaking, are conducting a report), the 13th, at the Filatov, at 70 th and 8 th GKB.
On the basis of the 7 th GKB is a single control point, which receives calls from all maternity hospitals in Moscow, and has more dispatcher directs children in the intensive care unit of the hospital or another depending on the distance from the hospital and beds occupancy.