A 2 month old ex-30 week premie just discharged from the NICU comes in with respiratory distress and hypoxia. You determine that the patient needs to be intubated. The baby’s weight at discharge was 2.5 kg. What size ETT should you use?

A. 2.5 uncuffed

B. 3.0 uncuffed

C. 3.0 cuffed

D. 3.5 uncuffed

E. 3.5 cuffed

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