Quote from RainDreamer
...... I did chest compressions for 15 minutes, during that whole time we gave him 90 mls of fluid before we even got a heart rate (at 15 minutes). He wasn't responding and the neo should have called it. So now this precious baby is in our unit, with no brain.
If the NRP guidelines are 10 minutes, then they need to stick to that.....
Just my two cents to the above post (not a flame at all!)
Anyone doing chest compressions in L&D should know NRP guidelines. I also think that support staff (like yourself) should give a long, hard look into why NO ONE questioned that Neo as to why this was occuring.
Again, not a flame against you, but I think there is a point that a *reasonable* person would have to refuse to continue to what the Neo asked. This is definately an ethical/moral issue that is sure to upset a lot of people but the couple of details that you provided: 90 (?!?!?!) mls of fluid, no HR for 15 minutes, and the statement by the Neo of not wanting to call "another one" (sorry, it is a part of the job - you are not God) raises alarm bells and red flags all around for me.
Sorry if this upsets people, but I sincerely think that if the Neo is going against standard guidelines and policies - someone needs to stand up for that baby and that family and call them on it....Docs are not the "be all end all" even though they like to think so.