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2-16. Resuscitation of a Newborn

Follow these procedures:

  1. Suction the baby's airway.
  2. Lay the baby on its side with its head lower than the body.
  3. Snap your index finger against the bottom of its feet. If there is no response, continue as follows:
  1. Apply gentle mouth-to-mouth or mouth-to-nose resuscitation.
  2. Continue resuscitation until the baby's breathing starts, then administer oxygen to the infant.
  3. Apply cardiopulmonary resuscitation if there is no pulse.
  4. Continue cardiopulmonary resuscitation until the baby breathes or is pronounced dead.


David L. Heiserman, Editor

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Revised: June 06, 2015