Baby Blues

Author: Martin Dore/ Editor: Yasmin Sultan / Reviewer: Nadarajah Prasanna / Codes: / Published: 30/05/2022

A 3-week-old has been rushed in through the triage and mum is shouting she is blue she is blue!

The baby is quickly moved into the resuscitation bay and the following vital signs are recorded.

RR 65

Sats 70%

HR 190

CRT 2s

Temp 37.7

On examination the baby has increased work of breathing but chest sounds are clear, there is a blue discolouration around the lips and in the mouth.

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