Transient Tachypnea of the New Born: Labor Room Nurse’s Role

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สุรีพร ศรีโพธิ์อุ่น


The newborn is the life stage requiring the most physiological adaptation. This involves adjustments to maintain balance when changing their surroundings from within the uterus to the external environment. This transitive phase can result in health problems if the transitive process is incomplete or some factors disturb the transitive period of the newborn, such as transient tachypnea, respiratory distress etc. In particular, the occurrence of transient tachypnea of the newborn leads up to the neonatal respiratory distress which may cause death of the newborn. Thus, labor room nurses must understand and recognize the occurrence of  transient tachypnea of the newborn, including the causes, risk factors, symptoms, diagnosis and appropriate care to prevent severe complications arising from transient tachypnea.


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ศรีโพธิ์อุ่นส. Transient Tachypnea of the New Born: Labor Room Nurse’s Role. Nursing Journal of The Ministry of Public Health [Internet]. 30Apr.2019 [cited 25Jun.2019];29(1):11-0. Available from:


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