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Pre-discharge "car seat challenge" for preventing morbidity and mortality in preterm infants

Pilley, Elizabeth P; McGuire, William


BACKGROUND: Physiological monitoring studies indicate that some preterm infants experience episodes of oxygen desaturation, apnoea, or bradycardia when seated in standard car safety seats. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that all preterm infants should be assessed for cardiorespiratory stability in their car seat prior to discharge - the "car seat challenge". We aimed to assess the evidence to support this practice, specifically to determine whether the use of the car seat...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2007
Type: Journal article
Source: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews (CDSR)
DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD005386.pub2


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