In the AHA revised algorithm for neonatal resuscitation, what steps are taken prior to delivery?

Updated: Sep 15, 2020
  • Author: Catharine A Bon, MD; Chief Editor: Kirsten A Bechtel, MD  more...
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Prior to delivery, risk factors should be identified, neonatal problems anticipated, equipment checked, qualified personal should be available, and a care plan formulated. A known perinatal risk factor, such as preterm birth, requires preparation of supplies specific to thermoregulation and respiratory support, and the delivery room should be equipped with all the tools necessary for successful resuscitation. A standardized checklist may be helpful to ensure that all necessary supplies and equipment are present and functioning.


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