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34 Week Preemie in the NICU

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Updated November 22, 2006

34 Week Preemie in the NICU

34 Week Preemie in the NICU

Vincent Iannelli, MD
A 34 week preemie in the NICU with an IV, feeding tube in his mouth, and nasal CPAP to help him breath well.

The nasal CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure) provides a little bit of extra help and pressure for his breathing, but is a big step below being on a ventilator. Many premature babies are put on CPAP after they are weaned off of a ventilator or if they are not sick enough for a ventilator.

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