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Doody's Review ServiceReviewer: Cea Tillis, MD (Ochsner Clinic Foundation)
Description: This is a teaching manual for a national training program in neonatal resuscitation developed and administered by the American Academy of Pediatrics. The previous edition was published in 2005.
Purpose: The purpose of this book is to teach standard practice for providing standard techniques necessary to render effective resuscitation for newborns in the delivery room and in other hospital settings where neonates are cared for.
Audience: The book is written for any healthcare provider who might care for a newborn at the time of delivery (i.e. pediatricians, obstetricians, neonatal nurse practitioners). Many hospitals require that the course associated with this book be taken as part of the credentialing process to attend deliveries or care for newborns in that facility.
Features: It covers normal newborn physiology resuscitation techniques, procedures (e.g. intubation, chest compressions), and ethical issues. It uses many algorithms for resuscitation, diagrams, pictures, and comes with a multimedia DVD-ROM that includes superb presentations of procedures, cases, and other assets.
Assessment: This edition provides information on neonatal resuscitation based on the recommendations of the International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation, an international, evidence-based review of the scientific literature on this topic. This book also is the basis for many chapters on neonatal resuscitation which appear in standard neonatal textbooks.