This is going to come as a viva one day.
Or a station in which you are to instruct a trainee.
You should have been trained in this.
If you are not up to date, you should remedy this pronto.
A baby's welfare could depend on your skills.
A tutorial from your paediatric registrar or consultant is a good idea, even if you think you are expert.
The necessary theoretical knowledge is beautifully covered in the article by Hassan & Farrer in OGRM, April 2009.
It also gives you all the practical advice you need for clinical practice and for the exam.
But guidelines were updated in 2010, changing some of the advice.
There are several sites on the internet worth a visit.
In particular the Resuscitation Council's neonatal resuscitation document.
This has been up-dated to include the 2010 recommendations with things like delayed cord-clamping and the use of air rather than oxygen.
The Resuscitation Council (UK). Click here for their neonatal resuscitation document. Click here for the home page.
The Advanced Life Support Group. Click here for the home page.
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