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Intrauterine fetal resuscitation and newborn resuscitation

Isabeau Walker and Zipporah Gathuya

in Obstetric Anaesthesia for Developing Countries

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199572144
Published online May 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199607488 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199572144.003.0020

Series: Oxford Anaesthesia Library

Intrauterine fetal resuscitation and newborn resuscitation

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• Many situations where newborn babies require resuscitation can be predicted • Intrauterine fetal resuscitation may buy additional time to plan an emergency delivery where fetal distress is present • The key interventions in intrauterine fetal resuscitation are to place the mother in the left lateral position and to administer high flow oxygen • All babies need to be dried, gently stimulated and assessed immediately after birth • The key intervention in newborn resuscitation is effective ventilation of the lungs • Anyone who delivers a baby should be capable of basic newborn resuscitation.

Chapter.  3635 words. 

Subjects: Anaesthetics

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