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Neonatal resuscitation and intensive care

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Dr Francesca Garrard MB, BS, BSc, AICSM, Dr Sanjay Rathi DNB (Paed), MRCPCH, DCH, Dr Ziju Elanjikal Dipl. Med.
Foundation Years Journal, volume 4, issue 10, p.17 (123Doc Education, London, January 2011)


Neonatal resuscitation and intensive care is based on a systematic approach. In this article, an atypical case of neonatal respiratory distress highlights fundamental transferable lessons applicable to all foundation trainees. Although neonatology is a complex speciality, knowledge of the key differences between adults and neonates will help to reinforce resuscitation principals and the important points of clinical assessment. An increased focus on respiratory distress and causes of neonatal sepsis, will allow juniors to manage many problems effectively. Finally, in paediatrics it is of increased importance to consider and involve the family.

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Dr Francesca Garrard MB, BS, BSc, AICSM

Womens' and Childrens' Directorate
The Great Western Hospital, Marlborough Road
Swindon, Wiltshire, SN3 6BB

Dr Sanjay Rathi DNB (Paed), MRCPCH, DCH


Dr Ziju Elanjikal Dipl. Med.



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