Flashcards in 5.2 Newborn Resuscitation Deck (9)
If breathing is inadequate and a new-born's heart rate is less than or equal to 100 - what do you do?
Ventilate with a manual ventilation bag at a rate of 40-60/min without added oxygen.
Continuously monitor the heart rate
What is the ratio of compressions to ventilation on a new-born?
3 to 1
What is an adequate heart rate for a new-born?
When the heart rate is greater than 100 beats/min
How often should you assess the heart rate and respiration rate in a new-born that is compromised?
Every 30 seconds
What is the focus of resuscitation on new-borns?
Focus is primarily on supporting breathing.
When do you start CPR on a new-born?
When the heart rate falls to less than 60 beats/min.
What is also important to do with regards to checks on a baby that has a low LOC?
Heel prick to check BGL.
When do you add oxygen to the ventilation process if a new-born heart rate stays between 60 and 100 beats/min?
When the heart rate fails to improve.
Consider an LMA placement