Ms. Graves received her BSN degree from Cornell University-New York Hospital School of Nursing, and her MPH degree from Boston University. After working for several years as the New Hampshire Perinatal Nurse Coordinator, she attended the nurse-midwifery program and received her MN degree from Emory University. She currently holds dual appointments as Instructor in the Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing, Emory University, and Staff Nurse-Midwife at Grady Memorial Hospital, Atlanta, Georgia.
CHALLENGES OF NEONATAL RESUSCITATION FOR NURSE-MIDWIVES
Article first published online: 6 JAN 2011
1988 American College of Nurse Midwives
Journal of Nurse-Midwifery
Volume 33, Issue 5, pages 217–224, September-October 1988
How to Cite
Graves, B. W. (1988), CHALLENGES OF NEONATAL RESUSCITATION FOR NURSE-MIDWIVES. Journal of Nurse-Midwifery, 33: 217–224. doi: 10.1016/0091-2182(88)90214-5
- Issue published online: 6 JAN 2011
- Article first published online: 6 JAN 2011
Competency in neonatal resuscitation should be developed and maintained by every practicing nurse-midwife, although it is difficult to obtain the necessary experience. Individual competency should not, however, substitute for a formal institutional plan for responding to depressed neonates. This article reviews the knowledge base necessary to assess the neonate and to intervene appropriately. The management of the infant with meconium stained amniotic fluid is discussed. Ways for the nurse-midwife to gain adequate clinical practice are explored.