|Basic Newborn Resuscitation: A Practical Guide - Revision (WHO - OMS, 1999, 33 p.)|
|1 GUIDELINES FOR BASIC NEWBORN RESUSCITATION|
Be prepared for every birth by having the skill to resuscitate and by knowing the institution's policy on resuscitation. Review the risk factors for birth asphyxia (see Table 1, page 11). Get help if necessary and if possible. Clearly decide on the responsibilities of each health care provider during resuscitation.
Remember that the mother is also at greater risk of complications. Her greatest immediate danger is bleeding.