Journal article

Use of supplementary equipment for resuscitation of newborn infants at tertiary perinatal centres in Australia and New Zealand

CPF O'Donnell, PG Davis, CJ Morley

Acta Paediatrica | WILEY | Published : 2005

Abstract

AIM: Neonatal resuscitation is a common and important intervention. International consensus statements advise how newborns should be resuscitated and suggest equipment to be used. Use of equipment not specifically recommended in these guidelines has been advocated. We wished to determine how widely this supplementary equipment is used in a geographically defined region. METHODS: Each of the 25 tertiary perinatal centres with on-site deliveries in Australia and New Zealand was surveyed. The questionnaire asked about the use of the following items during delivery room resuscitation: pulse oximetry, exhaled carbon dioxide detection, polyethylene wrapping, oxygen blenders, laryngeal mask and oro..

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