A new article was published today on how the lives of infants are being saved with the simple use of a pediatric pulse oiximeter when the baby is born.
Here is an excerpt:
"At birth, Moriah Mudd seemed strong and healthy. Her physical exam by a pediatrician at Riddle Hospital in Philadelphia was completely normal.
But then a nurse put a sensor on her foot and, within minutes, a machine called a pulse oximeter revealed that her blood oxygen level was alarmingly low, a sign that something could be critically wrong with her heart.
Three weeks later, Moriah underwent surgery at Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children in Wilmington, Del., to correct a severe congenital heart defect diagnosed by follow-up tests.
Had it gone undetected, she would have gone into respiratory distress at home in Sicklerville, N.J., said her mother, who is a family physician."
- By Marie McCullough, The Philadelphia Inquirer
6:55 p.m. CDT, August 14, 2013
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