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Birmingham, Alabama 35294


Until recently, bulb or catheter oronasopharyngeal suctioning (ONPS) of all the infants, including vigorous infants in the delivery room, has been featured as a standard of newborn care. The 5th edition of the Newborn Resuscitation Program (NRP) has minimized the recommendation for routine suctioning of infants following delivery, provided they are not depressed or in need of immediate resuscitation. However, this new alternative recommendation was based on a small randomized trial and other lower level evidence rather than evidence from larger trials. The NRP Textbook cautions against vigorous suctioning because of the resultant apnea or bradycardia. Furthermore, suctioning may delay other more important steps of resuscitation. Thus, it is necessary to compare the alternative recommended practice, i.e. simple wiping of the mouth, to determine if it has equivalent efficacy and a favorable side effect profile compared to suctioning.


Inclusion Criteria: - Inborn neonates at the UAB hospital with gestational age greater than or equal to 35 weeks. Exclusion Criteria: - Major birth anomalies or where a decision to institute comfort care only has been made antenatally - Significant resuscitation efforts are anticipated prior to delivery - Nonvigorous infants with meconium stained amniotic fluid



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Principal Investigator
John Kelleher, MD
University of Alabama at Birmingham

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Birmingham, Alabama 35294
United States

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Site Status: N/A

Data Source: ClinicalTrials.gov

Date Processed: August 31, 2019

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