Journal article

Adherence to the neonatal resuscitation algorithm for preterm infants in a tertiary hospital in Spain.

Silvia Maya-Enero, Francesc Botet-Mussons, Josep Figueras-Aloy, Montserrat Izquierdo-Renau, Marta Thió, Martin Iriondo-Sanz

BMC Pediatr | Published : 2018

Abstract

BACKGROUND: There is evidence that delivery room resuscitation of very preterm infants often deviates from internationally recommended guidelines. There were no published data in Spain regarding the quality of neonatal resuscitation. Therefore, we decided to evaluate resuscitation team adherence to neonatal resuscitation guidelines after birth in very preterm infants. METHODS: We conducted an observational study. We video recorded resuscitations of preterm infants < 32 weeks' gestational age and evaluated every step during resuscitation according to a score-sheet specifically designed for this purpose, following Carbine's method, where higher scores indicated that more intense resuscitation ..

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