Suctioning neonates at birth: Time to change our approach

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CHALLENGES TO IMPLEMENTATION: “We’ve always done it this way”

Practice patterns in a delivery room can be difficult to change. As we work on improving our delivery room environment and changing ingrained habits, the evidence from this study should help support the use of wiping in place of suctioning. The transition from suctioning to wiping also would be facilitated by having easily accessible towels designated for wiping.

The PURLs Surveillance System was supported in part by Grant Number UL1RR024999 from the National Center For Research Resources, a Clinical Translational Science Award to the University of Chicago. The content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of the National Center For Research Resources or the National Institutes of Health.

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