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Suctioning Newborns: A practical guide to when and how.

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
Canadian family physician Médecin de famille canadien
Publication Date
Volume
38
Pages
1813–1820
Identifiers
PMID: 21221313
Source
Medline

Abstract

All medical personnel involved in perinatal care are responsible for stabilizing the newborn at delivery. The initial step in resuscitation both in the delivery room and in the neonatal unit is ensuring patency of the airway through proper, efficient suctioning. This article outlines a systematic approach to the procedure.

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