Feasibility of and delay in obtaining pulse oximetry during neonatal resuscitation

J Pediatr. 2005 Nov;147(5):698-9. doi: 10.1016/j.jpeds.2005.07.025.


Application of the sensor to newly born infants before connection to a pulse oximeter increases the reliability and speed with which data are displayed. Data are available in most infants within 90 seconds of birth. Oximetry may be useful in guiding interventions during resuscitation.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Delivery Rooms
  • Gestational Age
  • Humans
  • Infant, Newborn
  • Infant, Very Low Birth Weight*
  • Oximetry / instrumentation*
  • Oximetry / methods
  • Resuscitation*
  • Time Factors
  • Videotape Recording