On behalf of the Australian Resuscitation Council and The Perinatal Society of Australia and New Zealand.
New Australian Neonatal Resuscitation guidelines
Version of Record online: 3 JAN 2007
Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health
Volume 43, Issue 1-2, pages 6–8, January/February 2007
How to Cite
Morley, C. (2007), New Australian Neonatal Resuscitation guidelines. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, 43: 6–8. doi: 10.1111/j.1440-1754.2007.01021.x
- Issue online: 3 JAN 2007
- Version of Record online: 3 JAN 2007
- Accepted for publication 27 October 2006.
Abstract: New Australian Neonatal Resuscitation Guidelines highlight the recent advances in neonatal resuscitation. Resuscitation should start with air and only use oxygen if the infant does not respond. CPAP and PEEP should be considered for premature infants with meconium stained liquor. Sucking out the mouth and nose is not necessary. Infants less than 28 weeks gestation should be placed in a polyethylene bag or wrap to keep warm. Chest compressions, when required, remain at 3:1 inflation. The endotracheal tube position must be verified with a carbon dioxide detector.