Optimizing chest compressions during delivery-room resuscitation

Myra H. Wyckoff, Robert A. Berg

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There is a paucity of data to support the recommendations for cardiac compressions for the newly born. Techniques, compression to ventilation ratios, hand placement, and depth of compression guidelines are generally based on expert consensus, physiologic plausibility, and data from pediatric and adult models.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)410-415
Number of pages6
JournalSeminars in Fetal and Neonatal Medicine
Issue number6
StatePublished - Dec 2008


  • Asphyxia
  • Cardiac compressions
  • Cardiopulmonary resuscitation
  • Neonatal resuscitation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health


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