Explore meconium aspiration syndrome (MAS), including the causes, symptoms, treatments, and prevention of newborn respiratory distress.
Neonatal Respiratory Distress Syndrome (NRDS): An overview of the causes, symptoms, and treatments for this newborn breathing disorder.
Learn how to perform a neonatal and pediatric patient assessment, including vital signs, subjective data, and treatment recommendations.
Learn why babies may spit up thick white mucus, the underlying causes, and when it’s time to consult a pediatrician.
Learn about the fascinating process of nutrient and gas exchange in fetal circulation, a crucial aspect of prenatal development.
Expiratory grunting in infants can be a worrying sign for parents and caregivers, as it often indicates some form of respiratory distress.
Nasal aspirators (i.e., bulb suction) are useful for clearing mucus from the nostrils of infants. But can they cause brain damage?
This guide has practice questions designed to help respiratory therapy students pass their neonatal and pediatric care final exams.
Mouth breathing in toddlers can be quite common and is usually nothing to worry about. However, it can lead to other health problems.
An oxygen hood is a clear, plastic piece of equipment that helps deliver oxygen to infants in need of supplemental oxygen.
Fetal lung development is a complex process that begins early in gestation and continues until birth so that breathing can occur.
Respiratory therapists are required to treat several types of infant respiratory disorders. This guide has practice questions on this topic.
A capillary blood gas (CBG) is a diagnostic test that involves collecting a blood sample from the capillaries of an infant.
Surfactant replacement therapy is a life-saving treatment method used in preterm infants who were born with a surfactant deficiency.
Apnea of prematurity is a disorder in preterm infants that results in frequent periods of apnea. This article gives an overview of this topic.
Congenital cardiac defects are abnormalities of the heart that are present at birth, including the structure, valves, and blood vessels.