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Do not use white tape on babies < 28 weeks during the first 10 days of life


  1. Place horizontally across tube at half way point.




  1. Bring upper piece of cotton tape (green) over lower green cotton tape and secure both cotton tapes in position firmly by wrapping short piece of leucoplast around the narrow cotton tape and ETT.

  2. The wider cotton tape should fit snugly in place at half way point.




  1. Place cotton tapes flush with forehead.

  2. Secure with second piece of wide leukoplast.







  1. Wrap the wider piece of cotton tape (white) around baby’s neck

  2. Tie securely to avoid pressure area on ear.

  3. Trim excess narrow cotton tape (green) above forehead tape.




  1. Document date of strapping/restrapping

  2. Document position in cms at the nares



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