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RSPT 2353 Neonatal Pediatric Respiratory Care. STAGES OF FETAL LUNG DEVELOPMENT. Objectives. Discuss anatomy and physiology of fetal circulation Compare and contrast fetal circulation to infant circulation Define specialized structures of fetal circulation

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rspt 2353 neonatal pediatric respiratory care

RSPT 2353 Neonatal Pediatric Respiratory Care




  • Discuss anatomy and physiology of fetal circulation
  • Compare and contrast fetal circulation to infant circulation
  • Define specialized structures of fetal circulation
  • Discuss normal cardiac circulation (infant and adult)
  • Discuss cardiac defects
stages of lung development
Stages of Lung Development
  • Embroynal 26 -52 days development of trachea and major bronchi
  • Pseudoglandular 52 days-week 16 Development of remaining conducting airways
  • Canalicular week 17- week 28 Development of vascular bed and acinus
  • Saccular week 29 - week36Increased complexity of saccules
  • Alveolar week 36 – Term 40 weeks Development of alveoli sufficient to sustain gas exchange
  • Post Term > 41 weeks
factors that limit normal lung growth
Factors That Limit Normal Lung Growth
  • Hyperoxia
  • Cigarette smoking
  • Diaphragmatic hernia
  • Nutritional deprivation
  • Problems with amniotic fluid
  • Hormonal imbalances
  • Drug abuse
  • ETOH abuse

Surfactant Production

  • Type II pneumocytes produces surfactant in the alveoli
  • Alveoli must be formed to make surfactant
  • < 33 weeks the alveoli are insufficient to form surfactant

Surfactant Function

  • Decreases surface tension
  • Maintains compliance and FRC

Tests for Adequate Surfactant Production

  • Shake test
  • LS Ratio test
  • Amniocentisis
fetal lung fluid
Fetal Lung Fluid

What happens to all that fluid that has been filling the lungs for 9 months?

Fetal lung fluid is evacuated from the newborns lungs via:

  • Absorption- lymphatic system
  • Clearance- pulmonary capillaries
  • Contraction – birth canal, birth squeeze
  • Provides Gas exchange & waste removal.
  • Supplies nutrient to the fetus
  • Placenta is the lung for the fetus
fetal circulation9
Fetal Circulation
  • Cardiac development occurs between the 4th and 7th week ofgestation.
  • The foramen ovale is a one-way flap in the atrial septal wall. Blood bypasses the lungs because of the high right sided pressures.
  • The ductus arteriosis is a connection between the PA and the Aorta - shunts blood away from the lungs.
  • Fetal PVR is high, within 24hr after birth, PVR should fall to 1/2 SVR
  • The ductus should close within 10-24 hrs after birth.
  • Fetal CO is very high, therefore tissue hypoxia usually does not occur, even when oxygen saturations are 60-70%
fetal circulation10
Fetal Circulation

Low pressure circuit

Gas Exchange occurs in the Placenta

Fetal lungs do not participate in gas exchange

Roughly 10% of blood goes to lungs for tissue development

fetal oxygenation
Fetal Oxygenation
  • Best-oxygenated blood
    • Right atrium, Foramen ovale, Left atrium
    • Supplies the upper body, specifically the brain
  • Less-oxygenated blood supplies the rest of the body via the Ductus Arteriosus
how does blood bypass the lungs
How Does Blood Bypass the Lungs?

High PVR in utero creates a desireable

R to L shunting

Foramen Ovale

Ductus Arteriosus

Question: Why is a R to L shunt desirable

in – utero ?

pao2 in fetal circulation
PaO2 in Fetal Circulation

Large gradient between mom’s PaO2 and fetal PaO2

Promotes the transfer of O2

Higher Hgb concentration in fetus

Fetal Hgb

Greater affinity for O2

Higher SaO2 for the same PaO2 than adult Hgb

Left shift of fetal oxyhemoglobin dissociation Curve

conversion from fetal to infant circulation
Conversion from Fetal to Infant Circulation
  • Cord is clamped - closing low pressure system
  • SVR increases
  • Lungs inflate w/ air (due to several factors, one of which is atmospheric pressure changes)
  • PVR decreases
    • Lung inflation (only slightly changes it)
    • Changes in O2, CO2 and pH
conversion from fetal to infant circulation15
Conversion from Fetal to Infant Circulation
  • R to L shunting decreases

Increased pressures in LA results in:

    • Closing of Foramen Ovale
    • Closing of Ductus Arteriosus
      • PaO2 changes
      • Prostaglandin level changes

Overview of Conversion

  • Umbilical cord is clamped
  • Loose placenta
  • Closure of ductus venosus
  • Blood is transported to liver and portal system
  • Loss of placenta also leads to first breath
  • Lungs expand and fluid is expelled
  • Decreased pulmonary vascular resistance
  • Increased systemic vascular resistance
overview of conversion
Overview of Conversion
  • Increased pressure in left atrium
  • Closure of foramen ovale
  • Loss of placenta
  • Increased systemic resistance
  • Pressure in right atrium decreased
  • Change from right to left shunting to left to right blood flow
  • Increased O2 levels in pulmonary circulation
  • Closure of the ductus arteriosus

Fetal vs. Infant Circulation

  • Fetal
  • Low pressure system
  • Right to left shunting
  • Lungs non-functional
  • Increased pulmonary resistance
  • Decreased systemic resistance
  • Infant
  • High pressure system
  • Left to right blood flow
  • Lungs functional
  • Decreased pulmonary resistance
  • Increased systemic resistance
antenatal assessment and high risk delivery
Antenatal Assessment and High-Risk Delivery

Fetal and Newborn Assessment in the L and D


At the completion of this lecture the student will:

  • Be able to discuss relevant points concerning Antenatal Assessment
  • Be able to ID the L and D cases which may present a high-risk delivery
  • Know the parameters on which to base antenatal/perinatal assessments
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Antenatal Assessment and High- Risk Delivery

Indications of a High-Risk Delivery:

  • Incompetent Cervix
  • Toxic habits in Pregnancy
  • Hypertension and Diabetes Mellitus
  • Preclampsia
  • Severe Preclampsia
  • Infectious Disease
  • Multiple birth

Antenatal Assessment and High- Risk Delivery

  • Indications of a High-Risk Delivery:
  • Long cord, Nuchal cord, cord knots
  • Placenta Abruption
  • Placenta Previa
  • Disorders of aminiotoic fluid
  • Abnormalities of Umbilical cord
  • Oligohydraminos, Polyhydraminos
antenatal assessment
Antenatal Assessment

Antenatal = Around birth time, usually considered prior to L and D

  • Ultrasound
  • Amniocentesis
  • Shake test
  • Fetal Biophysical profile
  • Preterm Pregnancy
  • Less than 37 weeks
indications of high risk delivery
Indications of High-Risk Delivery
  • Magnesium sulfate is given to stop contractions
  • Blood gas with Ph less than 7.15 can be an indication of asphyxia
  • Post-term Labor
  • Pregnancy continued beyond 42 weeks
  • Pre-term less than 33 weeks ges age
  • Lack of prenatal care
neonatal assessment and resuscitation
Neonatal Assessment and Resuscitation

Neonatal Resuscitation Considerations While Assessing the Patient

  • Maintain warmth
  • Cold stress increases oxygen consumption
  • Maintain an airway
  • Placing a small roll under the shoulders will correct the position
  • Suction the airway
  • Stimulation
  • Obtain vascular access
  • Provide resuscitative drugs PRN
assessing the neonate
Assessing the Neonate
  • Vital signs
  • Apgar score
  • Neonatal resuscitation
  • When is Positive pressure ventilation Indicated?
  • When is Intubation Indicated?
  • When are chest compressions indicated?
  • When are Medications indicated?



Ongoing care

Routine Care

Provide warmth

Clear Airway




HR >100


HR >100



Clear of Meconium?

Breathing or Crying?

Good Muscle Tone?

Color Pink ?

Term gestation?

Provide warmth


Clear Airway

(as necessary)

Dry, stimulate


Give O2



Heart rate





Apnea or


Approximate Time

30 sec

Resuscitation of New Born

30 sec


HR < 60


Chest Compressions




HR <60

HR >60

30 sec

assessment of neonatal patient
Assessment of Neonatal Patient
  • Vital signs
  • Skin
  • Mottling
  • Irregular areas of dusky skin alternating with pale skin
  • Capillary refill
respiratory function assessment
Respiratory Function Assessment
  • Apnea
  • Periodic breathing
  • Grunting
  • Nasal flaring
  • Retractions
  • Silverman score
  • Stridor
  • X-ray
cardiac assessment
Cardiac Assessment

Heart, how is it working?

  • HR, RR,BP
  • Cardiac murmur – PDA
  • Weak pulse Coarctation of Aorta
  • Hypo plastic Left heart syndrome
  • Adequate MBP= gestational age + 5
  • Diaphramatic hernia
  • Omphalocele
  • Gastroschisis
  • Umblical cord
  • A single umblical artery
  • Congenital anomalies
  • Thin cord
  • Thick cord-diabetics
head and neck assessment
Head and Neck Assessment
  • Microstomia-small mouth
  • Micrognathia-small jaw
  • T-E fistula
  • Pierre robin syndrome
  • Choanal Artesia
  • Macroglossia
assess an infant s cry
Assess an Infant’s Cry
  • Loud and vigorous- healthy infant
  • Grunting cry- RDS
  • Hoarse cry-laryngeal edema
  • Cat like cry- chromosme abnormality
  • High-pitched cry- neurological deficit
pediatric assessment
Pediatric Assessment

Pedi assessment is focused on different indications:

  • History and assessment
  • Chief complaint
  • Medical history
  • Family history
  • Environmental history
elements of pediatric physical assessment
Elements of Pediatric Physical Assessment
  • Assessment
  • Inspection
  • RR
  • Retractions
  • AP diameter
  • Digital clubbing
  • Palpation
  • Tactile fremitus
  • Position of trachea
  • Percussion
  • Auscultation