Canis ISSN: 2398-2942

Neonatal resuscitation and immediate postpartum care

Contributor(s): John Dodam, Autumn P Davidson

Neonatal resuscitation kit

  • A neonatal resucitation kit should be prepared for the clinic reserved for this purpose.

Equipment

  • Syringes (tuberculin).
  • Drugs (epinephrine diluted 1:9, 50% Dextrose, for fresh preparation of 5% Dextrose, vitamin K1, frozen diluted ceftiofur for thawing).
  • Oxygen sources.
  • Suction (preemie human nasal bulb syringes, dee lee suction devices).
  • Small face masks.
  • Towels (small, warmed).
  • Heat source (Baer blanket, warm water blanket, infrared lamp, warmed fluid bags).
  • Puppy box (Styrofoam) with heat support.
  • Multiple clean mosquito forceps & small scissors.
  • 3-0 absorbable suture for umbilical cords.
  • Tincture of iodine 2%.
  • Bowls for warm water baths.
  • Pediatric/neonatal stethoscope.
  • Doppler.
  • Neonatal gram scale.

Neonatal mortality

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Neonatal resuscitation

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Beyond the ABCs

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When to stop resuscitation

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Husbandry: the first days

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Warmth

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Immunity

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Nutrition

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Further Reading

Publications

Referred papers

  • Recent references from VetMed Resource and PubMed.
  • Davidson A P (2014) Neonatal resuscitation: Improving the outcome. Vet Clin North Am Small Anim Pract 44, 191-204 PubMed.
  • Grundy S A (2006) Clinically relevant physiology of the neonate. Vet Clin North Am Small Anim Pract 36, 443-459 PubMed.
  •  McMichael M, Dhupa N (2000) Pediatric critical care medicine: Specific syndromes. Compend Contin Educ Pract Vet 22, 353-359.
  • McMichael M, Dhupa N (2000) Pediatric critical care medicine: Physiologic considerations. Compend Contin Educ Pract Vet 22, 206-214.


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