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1

What is the first step in neonatal life support?

Dry and stimulate baby, maintain temperature

2

What should you do after drying the baby?

Start clock
Assess colour, tone, breathing and HR

3

What should you do if the baby is not breathing?

Give 5 inflation breaths and reassess for chest movements

4

What should you do if no chest wall movement?

Try airway manoeuvres
Repeat 5 inflation breaths

5

What should you do if the heart rate is < 60?

Start chest compressions and ventilation breaths
3:1 for 30 seconds

Reassess HR - if absent or < 60 consider IV access and drugs (adrenaline
Continue ventilation and chest compression

6

What is APGAR score?

Health of newborn
Appearance
Pulse
Grimace
Activity
Respiratory effort

7

Appearance

2: pink
1: body pink, extremities blue
0: blue

8

Pulse

2: >100
1: <100
0: Absent

9

Grimace

2: cries on stimulation/sneeze/cough
1: grimace
0: nil

10

Activity (muscle tone)

2: active movement
1: limb flexion
0: flaccid

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Respiratory effort

2: strong, crying
1: weak, irregular
0: nil