Respiratory Diseases of the Newborn. Beth Mogensen, RRT-NPS. OBJECTIVES. Provide overview of respiratory system of the newborn Identify non-respiratory causes of distress in the newborn Review respiratory diseases/ anomalies of the newborn. Early Development. Fetal Lung Development.
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Beth Mogensen, RRT-NPS
Week 24: the bronchi divide 14 more times and the respiratory bronchioles develop
By birth, there will be an additional 7 divisions of bronchiFetal Lung Development
STAGE 2: Canalicular Period (16-25 weeks) bronchi and terminal bronchioles increase in lumen size and the lungs become vascularizedFetal Lung Histology
--Also have Type II pneumocytes which secrete surfactant thereby decreasing the surface tension forces and aids in expansion of the terminal sacs
Rule of 6: non respiratory causes of distress
S & S Diagnosis Management
Determining Differential Diagnosis
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Continually reassess infant.
With your next assessment: VS have not
changed much. Infant continues to grunt, retract and have nasal flaring. Sats 86.