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Care of newborn infants in delivery room

BMJ 2000; 320 doi: (Published 01 April 2000) Cite this as: BMJ 2000;320:937

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Two clarifications

  1. C Deakin, consultant anaesthetist
  1. Shackleton Department of Anaesthetics, Southampton General Hospital, Southampton SO16 6YD
  2. Regional Neonatal Unit, St George's Hospital, London SW17 0QT

    EDITOR—Two points need clarification in the article by Hamilton on caring for newborn infants in the delivery room in the ABC of labour care.1

    Firstly, the diagram entitled “Correct positioning of the laryngoscope” (p 1404) does not show the laryngoscope correctly positioned. Straightbladed paediatric laryngoscopes are designed to be inserted beyond the epiglottis, which is then lifted by the tip of the blade to expose the vocal cords. The figure shows the correct positioning using this type of straight blade.2 …

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