Neonatal Resuscitation: An Update

Rajath Pejaver

Approximately 10% of newborns require some assistance to begin breathing at birth and < 1% require extensive resuscitation measures. Among a large number of births occurring every year, a significant number will require some degree of resuscitation. Hence, the neonatal resuscitation guidelines are revised regularly to improve the final outcome.

The American Heart Association (AHA) and the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) have published the 2015 Guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care of the Neonate. These guidelines are based on the evidence presented in the 2015 International Consensus on Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care Science With Treatment Recommendation. The major changes in 2015 guidelines in comparison with 2010 guidelines are presented in this article.

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