Learning to resuscitate newborns is a skill that comes with practice. This video—Teaching Points for Newborn Resuscitation—demonstrates eleven key teaching points to enhance a trainee’s practical knowledge of the steps of basic newborn resuscitation. The steps follow the Helping Babies Breathe guidelines, developed by the American Academy of Pediatrics for low-resource settings.
Whereas “Helping Babies Breathe at Birth” shows a live-action newborn resuscitation from birth until the baby is breathing on her own, “Teaching Points for Newborn Resuscitation” highlights the individual steps of the procedure. By focusing on each step—such as drying the baby or clearing the airway—a health worker’s attention is drawn to the important details. This video also gives health workers the opportunity to review individual steps as needed.