International Journal of Education and Research in Health Sciences
(Official Publication of Sai Amrut Educational and Medical Research Foundation, Aurangabad)
 
Vol.3, Issue 2 (2017)


Role of a Physiotherapist in Ventilated Neonates

Abhijit Diwate, Subhash Khatri



Abstract

The neonatal mortality rate is high in developing countries like India owing to infections due to improper medical attention. One of the Millennium Development Goals is to reduce child mortality, which can be approached by taking control over infection-related mortality.1 The poorest and the disadvantaged population like the marginalized, excluded communities and women and children are sufferers due to the heterogeneity in services and health inequality in India. Other causes like insufficient manpower at health care centers, poor infrastructure, and lack of funds pose a challenge to overcome this problem. In India, the neonatal mortality rate is 28 per 1000 live births, out of which 33% is due to infections. It has been found that upper respiratory tract infections, septicemia, pneumonia, and diarrhea are the commonly found infections responsible for neonatal mortality


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Role of a Physiotherapist in Ventilated Neonates


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