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CHECKLIST FOR PAEDIATRICIANS PRIOR TO A DELIVERY

Read mother's notes

Turn on oxygen and check suction apparatus

Turn on overhead heater

Set blow off pressure at 30 cm H2O

Set clock

Close all doors and windows

Check that warm dry towels are available

Check equipment and drugs (see list below)


EQUIPMENT AND DRUGS

Radiant heater

Warmed Towels

Oxygen at a flow rate of 5L / min

Suction 100 - 200 mm Hg. (preferably the lower setting)

Suction catheters 5F for ETT and 8F to 10F for the airways- at least 2 of each

Oropharyngeal tubes sizes 00 and 000

Face masks

Self inflating bag (450mls)

Laryngoscope blades 0 and 1

Laryngoscope handles (2) with extra batteries and bulbs.

Endotracheal tubes 2.0, 2.5, 3.0, 3.5 mm

Intubation Stylets

Adhesive tape, needles

Umbilical catheters FG 4 and 6

Surgical Blade

Umbilical catheterisation pack

Venflons yellow and blue

Syringes (1, 2.5, 10 and 20mls)

3 way stopcocks

Nasogastric tubes (8F and 10F)

Medications and Fluids

Adrenaline 1 in 10000

Sodium Bicarbonate 4.2% (dilute 8.4% 1:1 with distilled water)

Naloxone 400 mcg/ml

Normal saline

10% dextrose

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