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Resuscitation of Babies at Birth

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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

Acknowledgements

Introduction

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

References

Recommended reading

Resuscitation chart 1

Resuscitation chart 2

Index

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