A total of 1.5 contact hours may be earned as CNE credit for reading “Room Air Resuscitation and Targeted Oxygenation for Infants at Birth in the Delivery Room” and for completing an online posttest and evaluation.
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Room Air Resuscitation and Targeted Oxygenation for Infants at Birth in the Delivery Room
Article first published online: 1 FEB 2013
© 2013 AWHONN, the Association of Women's Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses
Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, & Neonatal Nursing
Volume 42, Issue 2, pages 227–232, March/April 2013
How to Cite
Harach, T. (2013), Room Air Resuscitation and Targeted Oxygenation for Infants at Birth in the Delivery Room. Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, & Neonatal Nursing, 42: 227–232. doi: 10.1111/1552-6909.12012
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The author and planners for this activity report no conflict of interest or relevant financial relationships. The article includes no discussion of off-label drug or device use. No commercial support was received for this educational activity.
- Issue published online: 13 MAR 2013
- Article first published online: 1 FEB 2013
- Manuscript Accepted: OCT 2012
- neonatal resuscitation;
- room air resuscitation;
- neonatal oxidative stress;
- oxygen targeting
The results of several clinical trials suggest that infants born depressed can be successfully resuscitated with room air. In 2010, the American Heart Association, American Academy of Pediatrics, Neonatal Resuscitation Program, and the International Liaison Committee published new guidelines to initiate the resuscitation of the term neonate with 21% oxygen. Although this recommendation cannot be extrapolated to the preterm neonate, the use of oxygen for resuscitation in this population can be used cautiously.