Monday, February 18, 2019

St. Joseph Hospital RN published in Journal of Emergency Nursing

Congratulations to Beth Winokur, PhD, RN, CEN for her newly published article on management of meconium aspiration in the emergency department. PSJH caregivers have access to the full article through Burlew Medical Library. Contact library staff for more details.

Journal of Emergency Nursing
2019 Jan;45(1):6-11. doi: 10.1016/j.jen.2018.06.007.
A Sticky Situation: Meconium Aspiration in the Emergency Department.
Huang L., Winokur E.J.

  • The current literature on meconium aspiration syndrome indicates that there is insufficient evidence to support the need for routine tracheal intubation for nonvigorous neonates born in meconium-stained fluid in contrast to no intubation for suctioning.
  • This article contributes information on management of the nonvigorous infant born with meconium aspiration syndrome.
  • Key implications for emergency nursing practice found in this article are signs and symptoms of meconium aspiration, the updated American Heart Association guidelines for management of a nonvigorous infant born in meconium-stained fluid, and equipment to prepare for a precipitous delivery and possible intubation.

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