Premedication for nonemergency endotracheal intubation in the neonate

Pediatrics. 2010 Mar;125(3):608-15. doi: 10.1542/peds.2009-2863. Epub 2010 Feb 22.


Endotracheal intubation is a common procedure in newborn care. The purpose of this clinical report is to review currently available evidence on use of premedication for intubation, identify gaps in knowledge, and provide guidance for making decisions about the use of premedication.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Analgesics / therapeutic use
  • Humans
  • Hypnotics and Sedatives / therapeutic use
  • Infant, Newborn
  • Intubation, Intratracheal*
  • Muscle Relaxants, Central / therapeutic use
  • Premedication*


  • Analgesics
  • Hypnotics and Sedatives
  • Muscle Relaxants, Central