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Profile of newborn premature extubated in an Intensive Care Unit Neonatal

Tatiane Eduardo dos Santos Alves1; Maria Laura Fernandes Gaigher2; Mirelly Roncette de Bortoli3; Leticia Guimarães Peyneau4

Received on 19 May 2017

This study aims to describe the profile of extubated preterm newborns regarding birth weight, gestational age, classification, time of mechanical ventilation and ventilation modality after extubation, as well as to verify the frequency of physical therapy and resources used. As a methodology, a Field Study was carried out characterized as a transversal study with retrospective data collection, using a convenience sample. A total of 641 records of preterm neonates born between January 2008 and December 2014 were analyzed, hospitalized at the neonatal intensive care unit of the Santa Casa de Misericórdia Hospital in Vitória, submitted to orotracheal intubation. A descriptive analysis considering frequencies and percentages for ualitative variables and mean, median and standard deviation for qualitative variables was performed. The study was approved by the research ethics committee of the School of Sciences of the Santa Casa de Misericórdia de Vitória. The results showed that the profile of the newborns studied was male, 57.9%, low birth weight, 51.2% and moderate premature, 60.3%. The mean mechanical ventilation time was 4.64 days. Of the total number of charts analyzed, 84.3% underwent physiotherapy, of which 98% underwent abdominal thoraco rebalancing techniques and 88.2% required motor physical therapy. It was concluded that the majority of newborns submitted to orotracheal intubation are male, of low weight and of prematurity considered moderate.

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