Tactile Stimulation to Stimulate Spontaneous Breathing during Stabilization of Preterm Infants at Birth: A Retrospective Analysis

@inproceedings{Dekker2017TactileST,
  title={Tactile Stimulation to Stimulate Spontaneous Breathing during Stabilization of Preterm Infants at Birth: A Retrospective Analysis},
  author={Janneke Dekker and Tessa Martherus and Sophie J. E. Cramer and Henriette A. van Zanten and Stuart Brian Hooper and Arjan B. te Pas},
  booktitle={Front. Pediatr.},
  year={2017}
}
BACKGROUND AND AIMS Tactile maneuvers to stimulate breathing in preterm infants are recommended during the initial assessment at birth, but it is not known how often and how this is applied. We evaluated the occurrence and patterns of tactile stimulation during stabilization of preterm infants at birth. METHODS Recordings of physiological parameters and videos of infants <32 weeks gestational age were retrospectively analyzed. Details of tactile stimulation during the first 7 min after birth… CONTINUE READING

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