Neonatal Resuscitation – MR SOPA

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Photo of a Human Male Newborn Infant Baby by Evan Amos.

Describes the maneuvers performed during NRT when there is ineffective ventilation:

  • Mask is tightly applied to the face
  • Re-position the head into the “sniffing” orientation
  • Suction the nares and the pharynx
  • Open the mouth
  • Pressure of PPV can be increased to a max of 40 cm H2O
  • Alternate airway, i.e. ET, should be considered and planned for



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