my Biggest fear..... - page 2

Ok so i feel like im pretty confident with most ob emergencies after having worked in high risk OB for about a yr now ....however the one thing i completely dread is having a baby come out lifeless... Read More

  1. by   strn96
    To address the fear of causing a pneumo, a lot of infant warmers have an airway pressure guage that you can hook up to the ambu bag to help you regulate how much pressure you're giving while bagging. You might check your warmers and/or ask RT about this gauge. Obviously, every baby's lungs are different and occasionally you will end up with a pneumo anyway, but a baby with a pneumo sure as heck beats a dead baby.
  2. by   ElvishDNP
    Watching for chest rise & fall helps too. I know sometimes it's easy to be so focused on bagging them, but you're only supposed to watch their chest & only squeeze the bag until the chest rises a little. Pressure gauges are nice too.

    Bagging works wonders for so many babes.

    Something I learned in NRP that helps me remember what to do (the less I have to the better) if you have to do chest compressions:
    1-2-3-bag, 1-2-3-bag OR
    please-don't-die-BREATHE, please-don't-die-BREATHE.

    Learned it from NICU nurses, who, if anyone, would know.
  3. by   HappyNurse2005
    we always have a nursery nurse present at deliveries (we have a "birth team" that is called in for delivery, and if it is a high risk person -mec, known birth defect, less than 37w, etc they bring a nicu practitioner as well).

    though, a baby was born in distress before the nursery nurse arrived, and the doc/mom's RN worked on teh baby.
  4. by   rnin02
    Quote from Arwen_U
    please-don't-die-BREATHE, please-don't-die-BREATHE.

    Learned it from NICU nurses, who, if anyone, would know.
    I think i can remember that!

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