8. If yes, how far apart are your contractions
As the delivery becomes more imminent, the contractions will progressively be closer together
Table II: Newborn Resuscitation Equipement
1. OB Kit
2. Suction equipment
a. Bulb syringe
b. 8F feeding tube (gastric decompression)
c. 20 ml syringe (gastric decompression)
d. Meconium aspriator
e. Suction catheters (5,8,10F)
3. Bag-mask equipment
a. Neonate bag-valve mask
b. Various sized masks
4. ET intubation equipment
a. Pediatric (small) laryngoscope
b. Cuffed ET tubes, various sizes from 2.5 to 4.00mm
c. Small stylets
d. Securing device
e. 5F feeding tube to administer ET medications
f. Neonate stethoscope
a. Epinephrine 1:10,000
b. Normal saline
Table III: Targeted Preductal SpO2 After Birth2
1 min 60%-65%
2 min 65%–70%
3 min 70%–75%
4 min 75%–80%
5 min 80%–85%
10 min 85%–95%
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Scott Tomek, MA, EMT-P, has been a paramedic for 25 years, 23 with Lakeview Hospital EMS in Stillwater, MN. He is a faculty member with the Century College paramedic program, and a curriculum development specialist.