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  • 9/15/2021 1:00 PM EDT
  • 9/15/2021 2:00 PM EDT
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Sudden Newborn Collapse

Kristi Gabel, MN, CNS, RNC-OB, C-EFM, CPLC, C-ONQS

Sutter Health System, Roseville, CA


Keeping moms and babies together is an ultimate goal of postpartum care.  This promotes education, observation, and role modeling of caring for the newborn and enhancing breast feeding. Skin-to-skin is a primary way of promoting both

breastfeeding and infant comfort. However, it may have drawbacks. Observation is key to preventing sudden newborn collapse.  While NRP teaches resuscitation skills in the newly born, it isn’t a program that was developed for resuscitation of older infants.  A didactic/clinical education program was developed by Sutter Hospital-Roseville to enhance the skills of the postpartum staff. This hour- long program will review definitions, risk factors, and steps taken to educate staff with both didactic content and with

simulation training.