neonatal resuscitation


While most babies at birth do not require assistance breathing, neonatal resuscitation may be required in a small percentage of births. This may involve clearing the airways, providing oxygen, intubating with a tube to allow for ventilation , performing neonatal CPR, providing medication or any combination. The most common reasons for neonatal resuscitation involve premature delivery or a reduction in oxygen supply during labor and delivery.

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