Author: Erik Verzemnieks, MD
- In the panic of a precipitous ED delivery, remember: Warm. Dry. Stim. It will solve most of your problems in most scenarios
- Start compressions if heart rate is less than 60
- Put the pulse ox on the right hand – it may make a difference as it is preductal
Editor’s note: detecting a heart rate can be tough in a newborn – you can feel the umbilical stump or just listen with your stethoscope
Gary Weiner & Jeanette Zaichkin. Textbook of Neonatal Resuscitation (NRP), 7th Ed, 2016. American Academy of Pediatrics & American Heart Association.