Michael Gomez, MD, of Orlando Health Winnie Palmer Hospital for Women & Babies, explains the Neonatal Resuscitation Program 8th Edition from the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Heart Association.What are the changes to NRP 8th Edition?
The NRP 8th Edition practice changes are fairly straightforward and simplify the resuscitation process for the team in the delivery room. The six main updates are:
Dr. Gomez walks us through the changes.
These items are specifically covered in our Pediatrics Core books, and are pertinent to both testing and practice. The changes are clearly outlined in the graph below.
Table from American Academy of Pediatricians
As sited by AAP, the 8th edition algorithm is only slightly different from the 7th edition—and it does not conflict with published science.
Of note, there are two small controversies to consider:
1. Umbilical cord clamping and its effects
2. The timeline/when to cease resuscitative efforts
Read the update from the AAP to get more details.
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