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Intrauterine fetal resuscitation and newborn resuscitation 

Intrauterine fetal resuscitation and newborn resuscitation
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Intrauterine fetal resuscitation and newborn resuscitation
Author(s):

Isabeau Walker

and Zipporah Gathuya

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199572144.003.0020
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date: 23 October 2019

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.

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