4. Maternal and Neonatal Resuscitation

  1. David Vaughan,
  2. Neville Robinson,
  3. Nuala Lucas and
  4. Sabaratnam Arulkumaran

Published Online: 16 MAR 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781444323948.ch4

Handbook of Obstetric High Dependency Care

Handbook of Obstetric High Dependency Care

How to Cite

Vaughan, D., Robinson, N., Lucas, N. and Arulkumaran, S. (2010) Maternal and Neonatal Resuscitation, in Handbook of Obstetric High Dependency Care, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444323948.ch4

Author Information

  1. Harrow and London, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 16 MAR 2011
  2. Published Print: 22 SEP 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405178211

Online ISBN: 9781444323948



  • maternal and neonatal resuscitation;
  • maternity unit staff – unfamiliar, with maternal cardiac arrest management;
  • staff members, up-to-date knowledge - of basic and intermediate life support;
  • maternal cardiac arrest - cause determined and possible causes treated;
  • maternal resuscitation, in addition to basic and advanced life support (ALS) and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR);
  • neonatal resuscitation - newborn babies, respiration spontaneously after delivery;
  • prenatal predictors of need - and fetal resuscitation fetal distress;
  • Apgar scoring and neonatal Apgar scores - in neonatal assessment;
  • neonatal heart rate, assessed with stethoscope - palpating umbilical cord at base;
  • neonatal resuscitation drugs and fluids


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Maternal cardiac arrest

  • Neonatal resuscitation