Training SHOs to resuscitate newborn infants

BMJ 1994; 308 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.308.6929.659a (Published 05 March 1994) Cite this as: BMJ 1994;308:659
  1. S Richmond,
  2. J Beesley
  1. Neonatal Unit, Sunderland District General Hospital, Tyne and Wear SR4,
  2. 7TP Paediatric Department, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Gateshead, Tyne and Wear NE9 6SX.

    EDITOR, - K F H Teale reports the results of a questionnaire survey on training in neonatal resuscitation, which suggested that few paediatric senior house officers receive any formal training in this skill.1 We would be interested to know if any of the respondents were working in the Northern region. The paediatricians in this region have long thought it unreasonable to expect paediatric senior house officers to assume responsibility for neonatal resuscitation without formal training. Thus for the past 13 years a practical course in neonatal …

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