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Accuracy of clinical assessment of infant heart rate in the delivery room.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16989935     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Heart rate (HR) dictates intervention during neonatal resuscitation. Guidelines recommend that HR be assessed by auscultation or palpation. We compared HRs determined clinically with electrocardiography (ECG) in healthy newborns in the delivery room. Clinical assessment by 23 observers randomly allocated to assess HR by one of two methods in 26 infants, was found to be inaccurate and underestimate ECG HR. The mean difference between HR assessed by auscultation and palpation ECG and HR using methodology recommended by the Neonatal Resuscitation Programme was 14 and 22 beats per minute respectively.
C Omar F Kamlin; Colm P F O'Donnell; Neil J Everest; Peter G Davis; Colin J Morley
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Randomized Controlled Trial; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't     Date:  2006-09-20
Journal Detail:
Title:  Resuscitation     Volume:  71     ISSN:  0300-9572     ISO Abbreviation:  Resuscitation     Publication Date:  2006 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-11-29     Completed Date:  2007-02-23     Revised Date:  2009-08-25    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0332173     Medline TA:  Resuscitation     Country:  Ireland    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  319-21     Citation Subset:  IM    
Division of Newborn Services, Royal Women's Hospital, Melbourne, Australia.
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MeSH Terms
Delivery Rooms*
Gestational Age
Heart Auscultation*
Heart Rate*
Infant, Newborn
Observer Variation
Practice Guidelines as Topic
Reference Values
Reproducibility of Results

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