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:

Series: Oxford Anaesthesia Library

Intrauterine fetal resuscitation and newborn resuscitation

Show Summary Details


• 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

Full text: subscription required

How to subscribe Recommend to my Librarian

Buy this work at Oxford University Press »

Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content. Please, subscribe or login to access all content.