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Practice Guideline
, 31 (4), 353-354

Management of Meconium at Birth

[Article in English, French]
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Management of Meconium at Birth

[Article in English, French]
Anne Roggensack et al. J Obstet Gynaecol Can.

Erratum in

  • J Obstet Gynaecol Can. 2009 Nov;31(11):1012. Basso, Melissa [corrected to Basso, Melanie]

Abstract

Objective: To provide clinician direction that is based on the best evidence available on suctioning at the perineum for infants born with meconium stained amniotic fluid.

Evidence: The Medline database was searched for articles published in English from 2000 to 2008 on the topic of management of meconium at birth.

Values: The recommendation was made according to guidelines developed by the Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care.

Recommendation: It is recommended that institutions adopt a policy indicating that non-suctioning is as safe as routine suctioning at the perineum for infants born with meconium-stained amniotic fluid. (IA).

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