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A Single Finger Does Dual Duty in Newborn Evaluation

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Instead of using a catheter to documentpatent nares on a newborn, firstevaluate the quality of the neonate’ssuck with a clean, bare finger andthen place the wet finger under thenose to feel exhalation.

Instead of using a catheter to documentpatent nares on a newborn, firstevaluate the quality of the neonate'ssuck with a clean, bare finger andthen place the wet finger under thenose to feel exhalation.-- Nancy Alkire, MD
   Columbus, Ohio

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