What is the management if the heart rate of the newborn is less than 60 bpm after 1 minute?

Updated: Sep 15, 2020
  • Author: Catharine A Bon, MD; Chief Editor: Kirsten A Bechtel, MD  more...
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If the heart rate is less than 60 bpm, do the following:

  • Intubate if not already done

  • Start chest compressions

  • Coordinate with PPV

  • 100% oxygen

  • ECG monitor

  • Consider emergency umbilical vein catheterization (UVC)


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