pCO2 variation in elective transfers of infants on non-invasive respiratory support
Repatriations to local care are an integral part of the remit of neonatal transport teams, with a significant proportion of these infants being transferred on non-invasive respiratory support. A routine blood gas on arrival at the receiving unit is part of our team’s current practice for elective repatriations of infants on non-invasive respiratory support. Through retrospective review of data from a large number of patients transferred, we aimed to determine if there was a significant change in the partial pressure of carbon dioxide (pCO2) on arrival at the receiving unit, and to identify a subgroup of infants most at risk of an increase in pCO2.
Neonatal Grid Trainee
Consultant Neonatologist, PaNDR
Consultant Neonatologist, Neonatal Lead for PaNDR
Consultant Neonatologist, Clinical Director for PaNDR
Paediatric and Neonatal Decision Support and Retrieval (PaNDR) service, Cambridge University Hospitals
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