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Resuscitation of Babies at Birth

ISBN: 978-0-7279-1179-7
80 pages
April 1997, BMJ Books
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this concise book covers all aspects of neonatal resuscitation from the moment of birth to transfer to the neonatal unit. It discusses special considerations, and communication with parents and other professionals. The advice has been drawn up by a working party, giving it the authority of a distinguished body of specialists.
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Table of Contents

Working party members;
General principles, normal physiology, circulatory changes, abnormal situations, asphyxia; anticipation; equipment; preparation; procedure after the baby is born; airway; breathing; circulation; positive pressure ventilation; external chest compression; medications and fluids; after resuscitation; transfer to the neonatal unit; special considerations, meconium, pneumothorax, the unwell baby, acute blood loss, severe congenital abnormality, the preterm baby; record keeping; teaching and training; communication with parents and other professionals; audit; newer developments; appendix A - deliveries considered to be at risk; appendix B - equipment; appendix C - equipment checks;
Recommended reading;
Resuscitation chart 1;
Resuscitation chart 2;
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