Optimizing chest compressions during delivery-room resuscitation

Semin Fetal Neonatal Med. 2008 Dec;13(6):410-5. doi: 10.1016/j.siny.2008.04.012. Epub 2008 Jun 2.


There is a paucity of data to support the recommendations for cardiac compressions for the newly born. Techniques, compression to ventilation ratios, hand placement, and depth of compression guidelines are generally based on expert consensus, physiologic plausibility, and data from pediatric and adult models.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Asphyxia Neonatorum / therapy*
  • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation / methods*
  • Delivery Rooms
  • Humans
  • Infant, Newborn
  • Practice Guidelines as Topic
  • Pulmonary Ventilation