This edition of the textbook includes 11 lessons. Two new lessons are dedicated to preparing for resuscitation (Lesson 2) and postresuscitation care (Lesson 8). Similar to the 6th edition, the textbook emphasizes the importance of adequate preparation, effective ventilation, and teamwork. The details of how to implement ventilation corrective steps have been expanded and supplemented with additional illustrations. Nearly all drawings have been replaced with full-color photographs to enhance clarity. The order of lessons has been revised to reflect the increased emphasis on intubation before initiating chest compressions.
Important changes in practice recommendations include new guidelines for the timing of umbilical cord clamping, the concentration of oxygen during resuscitation, the use of positive end-expiratory pressure (PEEP) and continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) during and after resuscitation, the management of meconium-stained amniotic fluid, electronic cardiac (ECG) monitoring during resuscitation, the estimation of endotracheal tube insertion depth, and methods of thermoregulation for preterm (less than 32 weeks’ gestation) newborns. Within each lesson, new sections devoted to teamwork and frequently asked questions allow additional consideration of these topics in the context of the lesson content.
The production of a textbook as complex as the Textbook of Neonatal Resuscitation cannot be accomplished without the effort of a team of dedicated and talented individuals. The ongoing partnership between the AAP, AHA, and ILCOR provides the infrastructure required to complete rigorous systematic reviews and develop evidence-based international guidelines. The members of the NRP Steering Committee, its liaison representatives, and volunteers spend countless hours preparing, reviewing, and debating each word and illustration in the textbook in an effort to provide learners with practical guidance even when the evidence is insufficient to make a definitive recommendation. Continued support from our strategic alliance partner, Laerdal Medical, has allowed the NRP to offer tools and learning technologies that challenge participants at every skill level.
Lesson 1: Foundations of Neonatal Resuscitation
Lesson 2: Preparing for Resuscitation
Lesson 3: Initial Steps of Newborn Care
Lesson 4: Positive-Pressure Ventilation
Lesson 5: Alternative Airways: Endotracheal Tubes and Laryngeal Masks
Lesson 6: Chest Compressions
Lesson 7: Medications
Lesson 8: Post-resuscitation Care
Lesson 9: Resuscitation and Stabilization of Babies Born Preterm
Lesson 10: Special Considerations
Lesson 11: Ethics and Care at the End of Life
Part 13: Neonatal Resuscitation 2015 American Heart Association Guidelines
Update for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular
Title: Textbook of Neonatal Resuscitation
Edition: 7th Edition
Authors: American Academy of Pediatrics and American Heart Association