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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