Preparation for Resuscitation of the Newborn

Preparation for Resuscitation of the Newborn

The equipment listed below should be routinely available and checked every day. Essential equipment includes: a source of heat e.g heater, lamp or resuscitaire; warm, dry linen; scissors, strapping, tapes; self-inflating bag (500ml infant size); anaesthetic face masks-sizes 0 and 1.

Equipment recommended as desirable includes: stethoscope; suction equipment (Yankauer suction and suction catheters size 6, 7, and 8): oxygen source, flow meter, oxygen tubing; syringes and needles/swabs

More specialist equipment includes: Oral airways size 000,00 and 0; neonatal laryngoscope with spare batteries and bulb; tracheal tubes size 2.5, 3.0 and 3.5; umbilical catheters (or sterile size 4 nasogastric tube); 1:10,000 adrenaline; 4.2% sodium bicarbonate; 10% dextrose.

Last modified: Thursday, 17 November 2016, 5:00 PM