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At 43 weeks’ gestation, a long, thin infant is delivered. The infant is apneic, limp,

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asked Sep 16, 2014 in Pediatrics by Rajesh Bahara

At 43 weeks’ gestation, a long, thin infant is delivered. The infant is apneic, limp, pale, and covered with “pea soup” amniotic fluid. The first step in the resuscitation of this infant at delivery should be

  1. Suction of the trachea under direct vision

  2. Artificial ventilation with bag and mask

  3. Artificial ventilation with endotracheal tube

  4. Administration of 100% oxygen by mask

  5. Catheterization of the umbilical vein 

 

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a. Suction of the trachea under direct vision
answered Sep 16, 2014 by Rajesh Bahara
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