Here comes the baby: Out of hospital principles in neonatal resuscitation

Formalized neonatal training, repetition and equipment can account for the low frequency but high stakes of these resuscitation scenarios


This article originally appeared in the National Association of EMS Physicians blog and is reprinted here with permission.

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By David Rayburn MD, MPH

Edited by Maia Dorsett, MD PhD, @maiadorsett

Scenario. A crew is dispatched for OB/Childbirth. The baby, delivered as the EMS crew arrives, is pale, limp, and apneic.

What are the next steps of care for this patient? How do we prepare to manage this scenario?

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