I recently got a call from one of the Peds ED's in which I am the medical
director for that had a 6 week old there for a routine Bili work up ( if
there is such a thing :) )...
Apparently an IV was started and almost immediately, the pt. reported to
become agitated, became hypoxic, and than had a brief seizure. The pt.
recovered shortly after bagging for a very brief time...the pt. came back to
"normal" with NL VS and neuro exam within a minute or so... O2 sat recovered
immediately, HR never dipped.
Only thing that came to my mind was an air embolism.
Any other thoughts.
Pt.s blood work was nl, a head CT showed "CSF space slightly more enlarged
on the left side, no shift, no mass effect".
Dr. Todd Zimmerman
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