By the end of postgraduate training, using a patient-centred approach and appropriate selectivity, a resident, considering the patient’s cultural and gender contexts, will be able to...
Key Feature 3: Resuscitate newborns according to current guidelines.
Skill: Clinical Reasoning, Psychomotor Skills/Procedure Skills
Key Feature 4: Maintain neonatal resuscitation skills if appropriate for your practice.
I took the Neonatal Resuscitation Program about one year ago now, but I don't plan to renew this course as I do not see myself doing obstetrics once I have finished residency. However, on my pediatric nursery rotation, I have had the opportunity to put these skills to use. Currently, the most up-to-date neonatal resuscitation algorithm at this time is as follows:
If the infant's expected gestational age is not less than or equal to 35 weeks, or if there is expected to be more than one infant, and if there are any risk factors for or signs of fetal distress (ex: meconium fluid), then a clinician skilled in neonatal resuscitation should be present in the delivery room specifically to provide care for the high-risk infant.
How to perform resuscitation maneuvers, if indicated: