National guidelines for delivery room management

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OYGÜR N., ÖNAL E. E., Zenciroglu A.

TURK PEDIATRI ARSIVI-TURKISH ARCHIVES OF PEDIATRICS, vol.53, 2018 (ESCI) identifier identifier identifier


The following guideline is designed to give recommendations for the routine care of all neonates immediately after delivery, and the resuscitation and delivery room approach of all high-risk infants in light of recent literature. The guideline has been prepared as three different parts. The first part is about routine procedures that have to be performed to all healthy term and preterm infants in delivery room care. The second part summaries the basic principles of resusucitation including the latest changes that were mentioned in the International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation (ILCOR)-2015 guideline. Recommendations about the delivery room management of rare clinical conditions have been discussed in the last part. The social, medical conditions, and the resourses of Turkey have also been taken into consideration in its preparation. We hope it will be useful for all pediatricians and neonatologists for use as a essential guideline in delivery room care.