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I'm just wanting to make sure you are aware that this is NOT how to resuscitate a baby who's just been born. The NRP sequence is very different than performing CPR on a baby who has been breathing for even a few hours (which is what this video shows). Just wanted to point that out so that no one here thinks that this is the way to help a baby who is not breathing after birth.

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That video is old.  It's not the current standard for giving CPR to anyone whether is be a child, infant or adult.  The guidelines changed effective April 1 of this year. 

 

NRP is not usually used by the lay person so that point is a little nit picky IMO.  It is meant to be used by trained professionals ie paramedics, midwives etc that have drugs available and extra equipment required for the IV access, suctioning and intubation if necessary.   I would add that any CPR is better than no CPR. 

 

Here is a link to review the older NRP guidelines if interested. 


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I'm just wanting to make sure you are aware that this is NOT how to resuscitate a baby who's just been born. The NRP sequence is very different than performing CPR on a baby who has been breathing for even a few hours (which is what this video shows). Just wanted to point that out so that no one here thinks that this is the way to help a baby who is not breathing after birth.

 

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That video is old.  It's not the current standard for giving CPR to anyone whether is be a child, infant or adult.  The guidelines changed effective April 1 of this year. 
 

 

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NRP is not usually used by the lay person so that point is a little nit picky IMO.  It is meant to be used by trained professionals ie paramedics, midwives etc that have drugs available and extra equipment required for the IV access, suctioning and intubation if necessary.   I would add that any CPR is better than no CPR. 

 

Here is a link to review the older NRP guidelines if interested. 


Given that this was posted in the Unassisted Birth subforum, I just wanted that to be clear, because the women who read these posts are "lay people" who might need NRP and someone who thought this was the correct way to help a baby initiate breathing might not be prepared to help her baby in the event it was necessary.

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So since it's "so inaccurate" someone instruct the "right way" to do it.

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So since it's "so inaccurate" someone instruct the "right way" to do it.



Whoah, why the hostility? 

 

Anyway, what you're looking for is neonatal resuscitation, not CPR.  They're just two different things shrug.gif

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So since it's "so inaccurate" someone instruct the "right way" to do it.


If you look more closely you'll see that HawaiianBlesing  did actually provide a  link to the old newborn rescusitation guidelines, for those who were interested.  


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